INDIANAPOLIS - Information about criminal cases in Marion County was made readily available to the public Monday though the Odyssey Case Management System.
The status of criminal cases in Marion County can be found through a free, online database. The Indiana Supreme Court said it eventually wants to list criminal cases from all 92 counties on the site.
Kim Miller's son, 18-year-old Jelani Thomas, faces criminal confinement burglary charges. Miller used the OCMS to search for his court status.
"It's easier to go online and check than trying to call. Sometimes (the courts) are very busy and it's hard to get through. Having that (online) access makes it simpler and easier for me," Miller said.
Orange flyers were strategically placed inside Marion County courtrooms Monday to announce the new website.
Indiana Supreme Court Spokeswoman Kathryn Dolan said the website will prove to be very convenient and modern.
"We deposit checks through our phones. We order pizza online. Here is an expectation that you can do business in a modern function. The idea that I can only call the court from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. is cumbersome," Dolan said.
The transition to an online court system began seven years ago. Now, 199 courts and 48 counties are connected, RTV6's Derrik Thomas reported.
Currently, there are still 21 different court management systems being used around the state. The change to the new system does not happen seamlessly. Judges, prosecutors, police, and representatives from the prosecutor's office met Monday to troubleshoot glitches.
The state paid a licensing fee for the OCMS and it will continue to be funded largely in part by case filing fees.
To search the free database, visit https://mycase.in.gov/default.aspx or click here .
FREE BURRITO: Chipotle offers raincheck food
Did Chipotle mess up your lunch plans with their closure Monday? They'd like to make it up to you.
WATCH: This is how fast a snow squall hits
This is how fast a snow
Eric Holcomb drops out of Indiana senate race
Republican Eric Holcomb has dropped out of the U.S. Senate race.
Lakers-Pacers tonight: Hibbert's return to Indy
Monday night's matchup between the Indiana Pacers and the Los Angeles Lakers is more than Kobe Bryant's final game in…
Where's the door? Indy mall to get new entrance
For anybody walking back and forth across Georgia Street looking for the door to the Circle Centre Mall -- there isn't one. But there…