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...successful Liverpool pilot scheme prompts UK Government to roll out EzGov Europe’s online solution to 12 more courts in England and Wales…

London, 11 June 2007: EzGov Europe, the UK’s market leader in enabling successful e-Government, today announced that its online Tracker system will be rolled out to twelve more courts in England and Wales following the success of its pilot scheme at the North Liverpool Community Justice Centre, the flagship of the UK Government’s Community Justice Programme. The EzGov system has been a key tool in helping the justice system in North Liverpool tackle anti-social behaviour and the crime associated with it; now more courts will benefit from the latest EzGov Tracker system which boasts enhanced management information capabilities.

Tracker brings together different parts of the justice system to track and manage defendants’ cases. EzGov developed the system to enable agencies involved in Community Justice – judges, police, courts, probation, drug rehabilitation centres – to store and share information about offenders. The information held is provided in a defendant-centric way to enable all parties to access relevant data directly when assessing the appropriate course of action for a defendant. A file is built up over time, which includes a judge’s personal notes and all the information is immediately accessible by the judge when passing sentence.

The Tracker system has proved invaluable, allowing information to be shared between justice agencies to allow decisions to be made promptly. Tracker is the only repository for information across the entire justice community as all the information is stored in a single application and accessed as a single entity. The latest version will introduce a new reporting tool and is also extending the number of key reports from ten to forty-two.

EzGov was initially selected by the Department for Constitutional Affairs because the company had a proven track record of delivering flexible, quality solutions within a tight deadline. Acknowledging the success of the pilot scheme, David Chambers, Programme Manager, Department for Constitutional Affairs, said: “EzGov’s Tracker system has provided us with the essential tools we needed to help tackle crime in North Liverpool and allows everyone in the community and the courtroom to tackle the underlying causes of crime together and speed up administrative processes. The system is working well in Liverpool and we are looking forward to rolling out the system to more courts continuing to grow the functionality so that other community justice projects can enjoy the same benefits.”

The aims of the Community Justice Programme have been to engage with the local community, make the courts and criminal justice agencies more responsive to the community, and to break cycles of re-offending through sentences supported by rehabilitation programmes. This means the court and the wider justice community liaise with support groups to devise tailored solutions for each individual, made easier with EzGov’s Tracker system.

Community justice forms a key part of the UK Government’s commitment to tackle anti-social behaviour and the crime associated with it and Frank Moyer, CEO of EzGov Europe, is delighted to be part of the solution. Mr Moyer said: “Tracker is the only justice IT system that stores and allows online access to data from the charging of an offender to completion of sentence, providing management information previously only available through time-consuming and expensive data gathering exercises. It show’s EzGov’s expertise in enabling the successful implementation of complex e-Government projects and initiatives and we are delighted that it is working for the criminal justice system.”

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About EzGov Europe

Headquartered in London, UK, EzGov Europe is a worldwide leader in innovative solutions that enable eGovernment. A pioneer in the business of putting government services online, EzGov Europe provides the expertise, services and technology to deliver successful online transactional applications for government. Its customers, which include the likes of HMRC, DWP, DCA and City of Edinburgh in the UK, are in central, regional and local governments around the world, where its solutions drive more than 100 mission-critical transactional applications. Unlike many other offerings in the market, the distinct advantage of EzGov Europe solutions are in the flexibility and adaptability to the way government does business, rather than forcing government to adapt to them. Its track record is unmatched in the creation of electronic government solutions that are always on time and on budget. With offices in London, Birmingham and Amsterdam, EzGov Europe also partners with leading systems integrators to implement the platform and solutions for electronic government.

About North Liverpool Community Justice Centre

The centre is a pioneering initiative aimed at bringing justice closer to the community. It was the first of its kind in England and Wales. The centre, based on Boundary Street, Kirkdale, works with local residents to tackle crimes and anti-social behaviour, which affects the quality of life of residents in the local authority wards of Anfield, County, Everton and Kirkdale. It provides access to a range of support services for those living and working in the area as well as enabling residents to identify their priorities for the work of the centre and the services it provides.

For further information, please contact:

Michele Bayliss
Ascendant Communications
Tel: 01273 475672
Email: mbayliss@ascendcomms.net


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