Commissioner Mike Cantrell
District 2

Texas Conference of Urban Counties (CUC)

From 2003-2013, Commissioner Cantrell served on the Board of Directors for the Texas Conference of Urban Counties, a non-profit organization composed of 37 member counties, which represent nearly 80% of the population of Texas. The Urban Counties supports and coordinates communications among member counties, studies policies and programs of the State of Texas that affect urban counties, advocates county issues, primarily at the state level, and provides training and education programs appropriate for urban county officials.

Texas Conference of Urban Counties TechShare Program

TechShare is a CUC program that provides opportunities for counties to collaborate on technology projects and to share information resources. TechShare projects are mutual efforts where participants save money by sharing the cost of research and development. Projects can produce applications, systems, or other technology assets owned by the Urban Counties and made available to all members. The current TechShare projects consist of the Juvenile Information System (JIS), the Juvenile Case Management System (JCMS), the Common Integrated Justice System (CIJS), and the Adult Case Management System (ACMS).

TechShare
Savings-to-Date:

$64,441,264

Juvenile Case Management System (JCMS)

The JCMS project resulted in two software resources that are now available. JCMS Basic is owned by the State of Texas and replaces Caseworker, Version 5. JCMS Basic is available through the Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD). TechShare Juvenile is owned by the Urban Counties and in addition to replacing Caseworker/5, offers functions and features designed for managing the juvenile justice process across county departments and local jurisdictions.

Participant Cost Share:

  • Dallas County – $3,634,072
  • Tarrant County – $3,738,192
  • Bexar County – $3,095,016
  • TTJD – $4,310,122
Savings of $9.6 million through the collaborative project.


Monthly Status Report



Projected Budget:
$14,776,352

Common Integrated Justice System (CIJS)

The CIJS is a set of functional applications that enables the effective and efficient administration of justice for the Urban Counties’ membership. It is based on a common architecture that provides rapid sharing of justice information across county lines while providing each member county with advanced justice management capabilities. Benefits of CIJS includes a new system at lower cost - savings as much as 50% in some counties and collectively the thirteen participating counties saved more than $15 million, standard system for all courts, leadership in State and National court standards, and the opportunity to collaborate with other counties at all levels.

Collaborative
Savings-to-Date:

Est. $15M+

TechShare.Prosecutor

In 2011-2012, the counties of Bell, Cameron, Dallas, Tarrant and Travis participated in the TechShare Justice: Prosecutor Planning Project, which defined the detailed scope for the TechShare.Prosecutor module. The project resulted in a budget and schedule for software development. The project continued with developing the TechShare.Prosecutor Software that is owned and operated by the Urban Counties - Cameron, Dallas, Tarrant and Travis. The Prosecutor Module was built on the initial work already completed by Tarrant County as part of its integrated criminal justice project. Development was completed on July 1, 2014 and is functional in Dallas County.

Participant Cost Share:

  • Dallas County – $2,384,950.09
  • Tarrant County – $1,821,876.09
  • Travis County – $1,031,537.12
  • Cameron County – $237,134.83
  • Midland County – $144,798.00
Savings of $20.8 million collectively through the collaborative project. Cost to Dallas County taxpayers would have been $7.75M if it was developed independently.


Monthly Status Report



Projected Budget:
$5,620,296

TechShare.Court

In the fall of 2011, the Urban Counties initiated a project to complete the detailed planning for the development of the TechShare.Court module. The TechShare.Court module was identified as a high-priority component of the Common Integrated Justice System (CIJS) Roadmap updated in 2010. Bell, Dallas, Tarrant and Travis counties participated in the TechShare Justice – Criminal Court Planning Project. The TechShare Justice – Criminal Court Planning Project was completed in September 2012. Dallas, Tarrant and Travis Counties have become development partners to complete the first version of the court module through the Urban Counties TechShare program.

Participant Cost Share:

  • Dallas County – $7,720,633.34
  • Tarrant County – $5,282,113.52
  • Travis County – $3,162,487.29
Savings of $24 million collectively through the collaborative project. Cost to Dallas County taxpayers would have been $10-15M if it was developed independently.


Monthly Status Report



Projected Budget:
$16,165,234

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Addison City of Carrollton Coppell City of Dallas
Farmers Branch Garland Highland Park Richardson
Rowlett City of Sachse University Park Valley Ranch
Wylie