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					                                  Current Happenings at JMI
March 2013                        This year, JMI celebrates its 20th anniversary of providing research, training, and technical assistance to courts and other justice
                                  system agencies to improve the administration of justice. As we look forward to what 2013 will bring, the staff and Board
                                  members of JMI would like to share some of our best moments in 2012 that help set the stage for our next 20 years. Our staff
In this issue:                    and our capabilities have grown this year, with the addition of Tim Dibble, JMI’s new Vice President, and new projects in court
                                  technology, prosecution, and public defense. JMI has recently undertaken a number of exciting new initiatives and continues to
► Current Happenings at
                                  expand some of our long-time projects. Here are some highlights:
► Meet JMI’s New Vice                  ► Ongoing networking projects including:
    President, Tim Dibble                       ▪ Criminal Justice Coordinating Council Network
► Ernest C. Friesen Award                       ▪ Urban Court Managers Network
    of Excellence                               ▪ Rural Courts Improvement Network
► CJCC Mini-Guide Series               ► Expansion of the Smarter Sentencing to Reduce Recidivism Initiative to individual cities, counties, and states and the
► The Arizona Forensic                 creation of a distance learning component for practitioners to learn the basics of evidence-based sentencing
    Science Academy                    ► Juvenile Justice reform efforts for the Models for Change project in collaboration with the MacArthur Foundation to
    Webinar                            strengthen the capacity of local judges for effectively addressing the issues of juvenile delinquency
                                       ► Local project work in jurisdictions across the country including:
                                                ▪ Clayton County, Georgia- Workflow and business re-engineering for the Superior, State and Magistrate Courts
JMI                                             for the Clayton Judicial Circuit.
Announcements                                   ▪ Cuyahoga County, Ohio- Efficiency study of the Cuyahoga Prosecutor’s Office.
► JMI officially opens its DC                   ▪ King County, Washington- Two separate projects including 1) an evaluation of the King County Graduated
Area office, located at 1400 N.                 Sanctions Pilot Project; and 2) case management and information systems technical assistance for the Northwest
14th Street, 12th Floor,                        Defender Association of King County.
Arlington, VA 22209.                            ▪ Sacramento, California- Civil case processing and information management project for the Sacramento Sheriff’s
► We are thrilled to                            Department, Civil Bureau in partnership with Public Consulting Group, Inc.
announce the appointment of                     ▪ Massachusetts Office of the Inspector General and State Legislature- Process evaluation of the Committee for
Tim Dibble as Vice President                    Public Counsel Services’ implementation of changes to the administration of indigent defense services.
of JMI, effective January 1,           ► Development of a guide for criminal justice practitioners on systemic responses to drug-involved offenders
2013! See the article below on         ► Provision of technical assistance to local justice systems involved in the Justice Reinvestment Effort and the Evidence-
the extensive skills and               Based Decision Making Initiative
expertise Tim adds to JMI’s        Looking forward, 2013 promises to be a very exciting year for JMI as we will proudly be celebrating our 20 year anniversary as
staff.                             a dedicated leader in courts and justice system improvement. Stay alert for upcoming notices for ways in which we will
                                   commemorate the past two decades and plan for the future.
                                  Meet JMI’s New Vice President, Tim Dibble
                                  The Justice Management Institute (JMI)       Tim will be working with the Ukraine           Other recent large‐scale planning and
► JMI is celebrating its 20th
                                  has appointed Tim Dibble to the position     Judiciary this spring, teaching judicial       consulting projects have included
Anniversary. Incorporated in
                                  of Vice President, officially beginning      administration in four competencies. Tim       consolidation of the New Orleans 41st
1993, JMI has worked on
                                  January 1, 2013. Unofficially, Tim has       recently joined JMI after spending three       Judicial District Court from three separate
more than 300 local, national,
                                  been working with JMI since May 2012,        and one-half years working as a senior         trial courts, and the technology
and international projects
                                  working with the executive team, the         court analyst for the Abu Dhabi Judicial       infrastructure for the Baton Rouge 19th
aimed at improving the
                                  board and staff on a three year strategic    Department (ADJD) in the United Arab           Judicial District Court, including network
efficiency and effectiveness of
                                  plan. A key objective of the strategic       Emirates (UAE). He led an effort to            wiring and hardware, wireless, telephony,
courts, the adjudication
                                  plan is the creation of a Justice            analyze case processing across the             security and courtroom technologies.
process, and the administration
                                  Technology division, which Tim will lead,    emirate for alternative dispute resolution,
of justice overall. Look for
                                  in addition to client development and        first instance, appellate, cassation           Tim is a member of the National
more on our anniversary in the    research, analysis and education in the      (supreme), and execution courts, in order      Association for Court Management
coming months.                    Justice Management division. Tim is also     to leverage automation tools to improve        (NACM) and has been on the steering
                                  adjunct professor of judicial                court performance. The three-year ADJD         committee of the Forum on the
                                  administration for Michigan State            project also included public and lawyer e-     Advancement of Court Technology. He
                                  University and developed the information     services, integration with the Prosecutor,     was recently published in the NACM
                                  technology curriculum for the judicial       mobile web apps for dispatch and service       Green Courts Mini Guide and has had
                                  administration program.                      of process, and integration of                 several articles published in the Court
                                                                               enforcement with the escrow accounting         Manager, including Best Practices in U.S.
                                  Tim’s leadership, planning and design        system, AMANAT.                                Business Courts. His design for the
                                  approach is embedded in a strong                                                            Philadelphia Criminal Justice Center won
                                  understanding of how the justice             Tim was, from 2005‐09, the Director of         an American Institute of Architects award
                                  community functions and the complex          Government and Justice at Francis              in the 1994‐95 Justice Facilities Review.
                                  interrelationships between state and local   Cauffman, a 200‐person planning firm in        Tim earned a Master of Architecture and
                                  government and between the executive,        Philadelphia; and was Vice President of        Planning from Columbia University in
                                  legislative and judicial branches. He        Aequitas, a justice consulting company,        1986; received a Bachelor of Arts in
                                  believes that the purpose of government      from 1998-2005. Tim was senior staff           Architecture and French from Washington
                                  and the justice system and their             advisor to the Executive Administrator of      University in 1981; and is a Leadership in
                                  relationships to the communities they        the Philadelphia First Judicial District and   Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
                                  serve are positively reinforced by good      has national expertise in information          accredited professional.
                                  design, planning, research and education.    technology for justice systems and
                                  Tim builds on 23 years working in courts
                                  and the justice community and has had
                                  extensive national and international
                                  experience. Current JMI technology
                                  projects include e-filing assessment and
                                  requirements for Clayton County, GA and
                                  enforcement case management for the
                                  Sacramento Sheriff’s department.
 Ernest C. Friesen Award of Excellence
 As JMI prepares to celebrate its 20th year,   Recipients of the Friesen award feature at    Ernie began as an early and astute
 we are proud to reflect back on the many      least six common traits:                      analyst of problems of court delay and
 recipients of JMI’s Ernest C. Friesen         ► They are teachers.                          caseflow management in the courts in
 Award of Excellence.                          ► They are innovators.                        the early 1960s, well before there was an
                                               ► They are leaders.                           Institute for Court Management, a
 In support of JMI’s mission, the JMI          ► They have the courage to risk.              National Center for State Courts, or a
 Board annually presents the Ernest C.                                                       Federal Judicial Center. The award was
                                               ► The have high expectations for their
 Friesen Award of Excellence to an                                                           named for Ernie because, more than
                                               profession, and
 individual who has demonstrated:                                                            anyone else active in court management
                                               ► They are passionate about what they
                                                                                             in the last half of the twentieth century,
   “vision, leadership, and sustained          do.                                           he epitomized a enthusiasm for justice
  commitment to the achievement of                                                           combined with keen observation and
  excellence in the administration of          Recipients of the Friesen award include       analytic ability, extraordinary skills as a
                justice.”                      trial court administrators, judges, state     teacher, and a sustained commitment to
                                               court administrators, judicial educators,     improving the leadership and
 The award’s criteria call upon the Board      academics, and court consultants. The         management of courts as an essential
 to consider a broad range of justice          award is named for Ernie Friesen              foundation for enabling justice to be done
 system practitioners and to recognize         because, throughout his career, he has        in individual cases.
 individuals who have made major               exemplified a passion for justice
 contributions to justice system               combined with keen observation and
 improvement.                                  analytic ability, extraordinary skills as a
                                               teacher, and a sustained commitment to
                                               improving the leadership and
                                               management of courts, especially trial

Marcus Reinkensmeyer Receives 2012 Friesen Award
JMI Board Member and Clerk of the Court for the District of Columbia Superior Court Duane B. Delaney presented Marcus W.
Reinkensmeyer with the 2012 Ernst C. Friesen Award of Excellence in July 2012 during the annual conference of the National
Association of Court Managers in Orlando, Florida. Marcus was selected as the Friesen Award recipient to honor a 35 year career
that spanned various justice system leadership positions in Illinois and Arizona. Marcus retried in 2012 as Maricopa County,
Arizona Judicial Branch Administrator, a position he held since 2003.

Marcus began his justice system career in Rockford, Illinois as an Adult Probation Officer/Presentence Investigator in 1977. He
held two concurrent positions as the Assistant Superintendent of the Juvenile Detention Center and Supervisor of the Juvenile
Probation Intake Unit and later served as the 17th Judicial Circuit Court Administrator for four years. He then served as an
Associate and Assistant Director of the Court Services Division for the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts. Marcus served in
a multiple leadership positions with the Judicial Branch of Arizona in Maricopa County, Phoenix since 1991, including Judicial
Branch Administrator (2003-2012), Superior Court Administrator/Jury Commissioner (2002-2003), Chief Deputy Court
Administrator/Law Library Director (1997-2002), Judicial Information Services Director (1993-1995) and Operations and Caseflow
Management Deputy Court Administrator (1991-1997). After his “retirement,” Marcus accepted the position of Director of Court
Services Division for the Arizona Supreme Court. As Mr. Delaney said when bestowing the award, “Throughout his distinguished
career Marcus has been a thoughtful innovator, teacher of court management principals and popular visionary leader always willing
to assist his colleagues.”
In addition to working in a leadership position as a Court Administrator for more than 20 years, Marcus has served as an officer
and member of court organizations and honor societies and has received a number of awards for his exemplary service. He served
as President, Vice-President, Secretary/Treasurer and member of the Board of Directors of the National Association for Court
Management (NACM); a member of various committees with National Center for State Courts and Arizona Courts Association. He
is currently a member of the Forum on the Advancement of Court Technology (FACT); American Bar Association; International
Association for Court Administration; National Conference of Metropolitan Courts. He served as a member of the Urban Court
Managers’ Network until his retirement. Marcus is the recipient of the 2010 Maricopa County Pillars of Honor Distinguished Service
Award; the 2009 Warren Burger Award of Excellence in Court Administration; and 2003 Supreme Court of Arizona, Administration
of Justice Distinguished Service Award. Marcus is a Graduate Fellow of the Court Executive Development Program and Award of
Merit Recipient from the Institute for Court Management. Marcus received his Bachelor’s Degree from Michigan State University
and his Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Northern Illinois University.

Marcus is also known for outstanding contributions as an author, presenter, consultant and civic and community leader. It is with
great pleasure that the Board and staff of JMI congratulate Marcus Reinkensmeyer as recipient of the 2012 Friesen Award.

CJCC Mini-Guide Series
As an ongoing project, with funding from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, JMI, the Pretrial Justice Institute (PJI), and the National
Association of Counties (NACo), convenes leaders and top-level staff from up to 12 criminal justice coordinating councils (CJCCs)
across the country that have major roles in shaping decisions regarding criminal justice. This CJCC Network provides a central
place for the leaders and senior staff of CJCCs to share information and ideas about common problems and promising approaches
to addressing these problems. Network members have a long history of collaboration and leadership in local criminal justice
planning and, therefore, offer a wealth of knowledge on various topics that affect local criminal justice systems and the struggles
and successes they have experienced first-hand. JMI will be putting these great narratives down on paper with our upcoming CJCC
Mini-Guide Series. This series will feature question and answer and summary articles from Network members on initiatives and
topic areas that have affected their jurisdictions and that they have had direct experience undertaking.
The first articles in the series will feature GIS mapping in Multnomah County, Oregon, how to measure CJCC performance, and how
three jurisdictions tackle integrated data systems.
These articles will be posted on the JMI website and on the JMI and CJCC Facebook pages.
                                   The Arizona Forensic Science Academy Webinar
                                 ecember 7th, JMI, on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance, conducted a webinar titled “The Arizona
                                  sic Science Academy: a Model Training Program for Prosecutors and Criminal Defense Attorneys.” This webinar highlighted a first-of
                                 program that provides in-depth training for prosecutors and criminal defense attorneys about various aspects of forensic science,
                                  ing crime scene investigation, toxicology, DNA, latent print analysis, firearms, ballistics, pathology, trace evidence and digital forensi
                                  cademy’s curriculum was first developed in 2010 as a joint effort by the Maricopa County Medical Examiner, criminalists from the
                                 nix Police Department Crime Lab and the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys Advisory Council and
                                 rizona Public Defenders Association, under the auspices of the Arizona Forensic Science Advisory Committee. This inclusive design
                                 rscores the critical importance of adequate education in the forensic science disciplines for all criminal justice practitioners. The webin
                                  eld to assist other jurisdictions who might be interested in developing a similar program. The target audience for this webinar include
                                  rs and training coordinators of defense attorneys, prosecutors and judges.

                                 nar panelists included:
                                           ▪ Hon. Ron Reinstein, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge (retired); Chair, Arizona Forensic Science Advisory
                                           Committee; and Judicial Consultant, Arizona Supreme Court
                                           ▪ Marna McLendon, Arizona Attorney General’s Office (retired)
                                           ▪ Timothy Agan, Deputy Legal Advocate, Maricopa County Office of the Legal Advocate
                                           ▪ Alane Roby, Deputy County Attorney, Maricopa County Attorney’s Office

                                   A recording of the webinar can be found on the JMI website at

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