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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF FLORIDA, SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR VOLUSIA COUNTY


RE: Judicial Inquiry System – First Appearances
REF: CR-2017-010-VL

WHEREAS, the availability of background information concerning individuals scheduled to appear in Court is necessary for the prompt and efficient administration of justice in Volusia County, and

WHEREAS, the Office of the State Courts Administrator has developed the Judicial Inquiry System (JIS) to enable users to obtain background information concerning individuals scheduled to appear in Court, and

WHEREAS, having this information available will aid in the expeditious processing of certain cases;

NOW THEREFORE, I, TERENCE R. PERKINS, Chief Judge of the Seventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, hereby order that the Judicial Inquiry System (JIS) be made available to prosecution and defense counsel for purposes of obtaining background information concerning individuals scheduled to appear at first appearance hearings in Volusia County. 

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Volusia County Pretrial Services personnel are relieved of the responsibility of providing background information (including criminal histories) concerning individuals scheduled to appear at first appearance hearings in Volusia County to prosecution and defense counsel. 

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, that until further notice, Volusia County Pretrial Services personnel shall provide the First Appearance Judge with background information concerning individuals scheduled to appear at first appearance hearings in Volusia County utilizing the Judicial Inquiry System (JIS).

TO BE RECORDED in Volusia County, Florida.

DONE AND ORDERED in Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida this 30th day of June 2017.

/s/ Terence R. Perkins
TERENCE R. PERKINS
CHIEF JUDGE