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Judge’s Note

I am thrilled to be part of an exciting project moving forward in St. Louis County working to make the municipal courts more accessible to the public and provide valuable education about the traffic and criminal justice system. Sponsored by Civic Tech and Data Collaborative-St. Louis, the goal is to provide user friendly state-of-the-art web access to defendants, to the public, to deliver valuable information about the individual courts, to streamline the municipal court process, and to guarantee a fair and equitable result for all involved.

Participants in the project are university professors and students, members of the economic development community, innovative software developers, local government IT employees, court administrators, and judges. The cooperation among all these stakeholders ensures that the end result will be a pioneering concept and will lead to further coordination of efforts in other areas to move our region forward.