Administrative Office of the Courts
|Annual FTEs||General Fund State||Other Funds||Total Funds|
|(Dollars in Thousands)|
|2019-21 Maintenance Level||394.5||115,794||50,066||165,860|
|Difference from 2017-19||(18.0)||2,085||(25,144)||(23,059)|
|% Change from 2017-19||(4.4%)||1.8%||(33.4%)||(12.2%)|
2019-21 Policy Other Changes
|Family & Juvenile Court Improvement||0.50||729||0||729|
|Trial Court Funding Language Access||1.3||2,160||0||2,160|
|Timely and Essential Court Training||1.0||911||0||911|
|Court System Online Training||1.4||496||0||496|
|Therapeutic Courts Best Practice||1.5||340||0||340|
|CLJ - Case Management System||21.5||0||14,486||14,486|
|SC- Case Mgmt Sys - Ongoing Ops||6.0||0||1,440||1,440|
|Odyssey Business & Training Support||8.5||2,017||0||2,017|
|EDR Operations and Maintenance||7.5||1,881||0||1,881|
|Appellate Electronic Court Records||3.5||2,207||0||2,207|
|Internal Equipment Replacement||0.0||0||1,913||1,913|
|Extermal Equipment Replacement||0.0||0||1,646||1,646|
|Odyssey Development Hours||0.0||0||574||574|
|EDR Future Integrations||0.0||500||0||500|
|Thurston County Impact Fee||0.0||2,188||0||2,188|
|2019-21 Policy Other Changes Total||64.5||17,310||20,059||37,369|
2019-21 Policy Comp Changes
|Orca Transit Pass - Outside CBAs||0.0||8||0||8|
|2019-21 Policy Comp Changes Total||0.0||8||0||8|
2019-21 Policy Transfers Changes
|Orca Transit Pass Funding Transfer||0.0||(34)||0||(34)|
|2019-21 Policy Transfers Changes Total||0.0||(34)||0||(34)|
2019-21 Policy Central Services Changes
|Electric Vehicle Infrastructure||0.0||1||0||1|
|2019-21 Policy Central Services Changes Total||0.0||1||0||1|
|Total Policy Changes||64.5||17,285||20,059||37,344|
|2019-21 Policy Level||459.0||133,079||70,125||203,204|
|Difference from 2017-19||46.5||19,370||(5,085)||14,285|
|% Change from 2017-19||11.3%||17.0%||(6.8%)||7.6%|
Family & Juvenile Court Improvement
Funding provided is for the full reimbursement to current Family and Juvenile Court Improvement Program (FJCIP) courts, provide funding for one to three additional courts, an evaluation of the program, a five-year strategic plan for statewide implementation, and low-cost DNA testing for alleged fathers in dependency and termination of parental rights cases.
Trial Court Funding Language Access
Funding is provided to expand the state interpreter reimbursement program to help fund additional courts, increase funds to courts now receiving assistance, and provide additional testing and training for qualified interpreters.
Timely and Essential Court Training
This funding will expand training opportunities and provide financial support to judicial officers and court staff to attend training.
Court System Online Training
Funding is provided to develop a statewide online delivery system for training judicial officers and court staff.
Therapeutic Courts Best Practice
Funding is provided for a statewide therapeutic courts coordinator to work with courts throughout the state to stand up and operate these courts more effectively.
Funding is provided for a regional program designed to monitor guardianships, ensuring that incapacitated persons are receiving the care and assistance needed and that the rights and freedoms of those in the care of guardians are protected.
Funding is provided to enable the Office of Public Guardianship (OPG) within the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) to continue providing the public guardianship services necessary to ensure that low-income people with diminished capacity receive adequate, effective and meaningful access to services, programs, or activities of public entities, including but not limited to, courts and entitlement programs.
Funding is provided for staffing to revise outdated legal reference guides known as “bench books” or “bench guides” that are needed by judges.
Funding is provided for additional web services staff support necessary to serve the increasing demand of multiple programs and exchanges.
CLJ - Case Management System
Funding is provided to continue the selection and implementation of the new commercial off-the-shelf case management system for the courts of limited jurisdiction (CLJ). This project will replace the outdated limited jurisdiction case management system known as DISCIS.
SC- Case Mgmt Sys - Ongoing Ops
Funding is provided to establish permanent funding for staff to perform maintenance, operations and support of the Superior Court Case Management System (SC-CMS).
Odyssey Business & Training Support
Funding is provided to retain staff to adequately support the Superior Courts and county clerks that have implemented the new Odyssey case management system.
EDR Operations and Maintenance
This funding will establish permanent staffing for the maintenance, operations, and support of the Information Networking Hub – Enterprise Data Repository (EDR) and other services and products developed and deployed under the Expedited Data Exchange Project.
Appellate Electronic Court Records
Funding is provided for implementation of Appellate Electronic Court Records.
Internal Equipment Replacement
Funding is provided to replace end-of-life equipment and to improve performance of heavily used JIS services.
Extermal Equipment Replacement
Funding is provided to replace aged computer equipment at the courts and county clerk offices.
Odyssey Development Hours
Funding is provided for additional development hours for Odyssey system corrections, modifications and/or enhancements to better support the Washington courts' business processes and improve productivity within the Superior Courts and County Clerk offices.
EDR Future Integrations
Funding is provided to integrate additional case management systems with the Information Networking Hub - Enterprise Data Repository (EDR).
Thurston County Impact Fee
Funding is provided to offset the additional costs associated with the disproportionate impact of civil filings in Thurston County resulting from mandatory and discretionary civil case filings.
Orca Transit Pass - Outside CBAs
This funds transit passes (ORCA cards) for state employees (outside of higher education) in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties, other than those in certain collective bargaining agreements.
Orca Transit Pass Funding Transfer
This moves funding for employee transit passes from agencies to WSDOT, which administers the program. The transfer includes both funding added in 2019-21 for expanded access, as well as funding that was provided in the 2017-19 budget.
Electric Vehicle Infrastructure
Agency budgets are adjusted to reflect each agency’s estimated portion of increased fee for service charges from the Department of Enterprise Services to expand electric vehicle infrastructure for the state Motor Pool fleet.