Monday, May 1, 2017

More From CourtHack 2.0

As promised, we have more details and now video from CourtHack 2.0.


The Grand Prize Winners of CourtHack 2.0 created – in less than 28 hours – an ability-to-pay calculator for use by members of the public who have a legal financial obligation to the court.  For those parties whose financial circumstances make it difficult for them to pay the fines, fees, and costs assessed in a traffic citation or criminal case, Akbar Farook and Vijay Deep’s eBenchCard lets them use a smartphone app or website to submit to the court basic demographic information and photographs of key documents, and request a reduction, an alternative sanction, or a waiver.  Next, the eBenchCard presents the parties’ submission to the judge, together with decision-support information calculated from the Federal Poverty Guidelines.  The eBenchCard makes accessible to the public and the court the key criteria identified by the National Task Force on Fines, Fees and Bail Practices.

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Also, videos from CourtHack 2.0 that are now available online at the NCSC Vimeo website.  They are:

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