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Florida Dependency Court Information System (FDCIS)

FDCIS is for judges, magistrates, and court staff to utilize. FDCIS is a web-based case management system that provides the judiciary with resources to ensure timeliness of court events, with a goal of achieving positive outcomes for Florida’s abused and neglected children. It provides uniform and reliable data to meet appropriate timeframes. The system utilizes data exchanges with various agencies to eliminate duplicate data entry and enriches the breadth and depth of dependency case knowledge.

Benefits and Features

  • Allows judges and court staff to view data elements from the Department of Children and Families' Florida Safe Families Network system, including out-of-county services data, primary and concurrent goal data, current placement data, Indian Child Welfare Act eligible status, all legal actions, and much more.
  • Allows judges and court staff to view delinquency youth "face sheet" information and run a reports of the current crossover cases.
  • Provides statewide court information from the Comprehensive Case Information System (CCIS) as well as some local county clerk’s offices.
  • Is the system of record for all Early Childhood Court cases as well as for other dependency pilots.
  • Is frequently updated/enhanced to provide the information and services requested by the FDCIS user community.
  • Displays data without need for court employee data entry.
  • Is easy to use, to understand, and to navigate.
  • Provides for secure access to statewide dependency data from many web-enabled devices.
  • Shows related dependency cases across the state.
  • Identifies parents who are former dependent youth.
  • Prioritizes the display of cases by those cases in need of attention first.
  • Contains a case summary page that lists the most pertinent details about a case.
  • Provides alerts for overdue hearings and warnings for hearings due within 30 days.
  • Allows the user to search for a case by person, case, or event/hearing information.
  • 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.
  • Contains a rich set of management reports including court performance measurements recommended by the United States Department of Justice.

If you have a family law related issue please contact the Florida Supreme Court Self-Help Center