In 2019, the Administrative Office of the Courts was awarded a 1.6 million dollar grant by the Bureau of Justice Assistance to develop a statewide data collection system to enhance tracking, compiling, and disseminating specialty court information, while expanding specialty court services statewide.
The Specialty Court Application and Legal Exchange System, or SCALES, is currently under development. During initial construction, the focus will be creating and managing a participant application. Specialty court team members will have the ability to refer pending criminal cases for consideration, determine preliminary program eligibility, collect required demographic information, complete a validated risk/need assessment, known as RANT/DWI-RANT, manage a history of denied defendant, maintain ongoing participant notes for team review, and complete program reporting and analysis.
To request access to the SCALES application, please complete and submit the User Access Request Form.
To complete SCALES Training, click here: http://specialtycourts-arcourts.talentlms.com/index. Please note that you will need to create a login for the system if you are a new user.
The Specialty Court Division welcomes comments and suggestions through the development process. Please submit ideas or input below as 'user stories.' Examples are provide in the photo above.