Florida Dependency Court Information
FDCIS is a web-based case management system that assists judges, magistrates, and court staff with meeting federal and state mandates for dependency cases. FDCIS organizes court processes and informs practice, with the goal of achieving positive outcomes for Florida’s abused and neglected children. The system presents data in an easy-to-read fashion, organizes workload, and provides individual case information as well as aggregate caseload, county, circuit, and statewide information.
- Web Browser Application – FDCIS provides for secure access to statewide dependency data from many web-enabled devices.
- Customized – FDCIS is customized to display cases based on individual user’s needs and prioritizes the display of cases by those cases in need of attention first.
- Child-based System – FDCIS is a child-based or person-based system, which allows hearings and events to be associated with one or more children (or persons) in a case rather than with the entire case.
- Management Reports – FDCIS has a rich set of management reports including court performance measurements recommended by the United States Department of Justice.
- Comprehensive Case Information System (CCIS) Data – FDCIS imports data nightly from the Florida Association of Court Clerks and Comptrollers CCIS system which provides FDCIS with basic dependency case and participant information without the need for court employee data entry.
- Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children (ICPC) Data – FDCIS allows judges and court staff to view the progress and current status of formally placing a child across state lines. The ICPC milestone dates are easily viewable and easy to track through the process of approval or rejection stage by the receiving state.
- Hearing Outcomes – FDCIS has the ability to track the outcomes of individual hearings.
- Future Event Prediction – FDCIS provides future hearings/events based on state and federal law and the outcomes of the previous hearings.
- Data Entry –FDCIS allows court employees to correct CCIS data for the purposes of court administration as well as add new dependency case information to FDCIS. All changes received from CCIS and/or made by FDCIS users are tracked and displayed in a change history screen.