Alabama

Alabama

Alabama Statewide eWarrant Service

Prior to the implementation of a statewide e-Warrant service, Alabama's warrant management process was primarily paper-based. While there was a mainframe system, and most counties stored some warrant details and status information on the mainframe, the process was utilized inconsistently. This created problems including the inability to accurately track warrant status between jurisdictions (e.g., the clerk and sheriff), misplaced original warrants, and the inability to serve warrants due to lack of information identifying the subject of the warrant.

To correct these problems, that Alabama Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC), in collaboration with the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center (ACJIC), developed electronic warrant services to track and manage statewide warrants.  The electronic warrant system exchanges structured data and warrant images between circuit and district courts, law enforcement, and district attorneys. Accordingly, the electronic warrant system improves the accuracy, completeness, and timeliness of warrants, reducing the incidence of non-service and increasing overall efficiency.

Global Reference Architecture (GRA) Service Specification Packages (SSPs) have been developed and implemented for the following warrant business functions:

 
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request
 
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issue, update, recall
 
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query
 
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service
 
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update request

 Alabama eWarrant Service Specification Packages
  Service description, service interface descriptions, schemas, and samples used to implement and test Alabama's eWarrant service.
 Alabama's Warrant Management Project Report
   Goals, deliverables, and lessons learned from the project.