JusticeTrax, Inc., has been helping forensic laboratories automate
internal laboratory processes with LIMS-plus for nearly two decades.
In addition, we have used our years of forensic experience, combined
with innovative technologies, to deliver software as a service
(SaaS) applications designed to create a more efficient workplace
through information sharing.
At JusticeTrax, we understand that the laboratory is mostly focused
on the time it takes to produce analytical reports, not on entering
evidence, answering calls for status updates or mailing/e-mailing
reports to detectives, prosecutors and public defenders. Enter
LIMS-plus Portal, a new application to address these time-consuming
issues. (LIMS-plus Portal is a combination of JusticeTrax's previous
iPreLog and iResults applications.)
Imagine the time the laboratory could save if the analysts didn't
have to manually enter evidence and requests for analysis information.
From the crime scene, in a car, or on an office computer, the
pre-log portion of LIMS-plus Portal provides the ability for the
investigating officer to submit evidence information to the laboratory
through a secure internet connection. The submitting officer can
enter information on the items collected as well as related offenses,
individuals, and even details on requests for analysis to be performed
on each item. When arriving at the laboratory, the submitting
officer need only provide the printed LIMS-plus Portal receipt
generated during the information entry, along with the evidence
being submitted, to the receiving clerk. The clerk simply scans
the receipt's barcode to receive the evidence and related information
from the list of submitted information. From there, the staff
members need only verify the information entered and generate
an evidence receipt for the submitting agency representative.
Deploying LIMS-plus Portal will significantly decrease the time
it takes to process the receipt of new evidence.
LIMS-plus Portal also provides the ability for requesting agency
representatives to log into this secure SaaS application 24 hours
a day to verify the statuses for their requests for forensic analysis,
which completely eliminates calls to the laboratory for case statuses.
When reporting information is available, it is auto-uploaded from
LIMS-plus and approved agencies can view it without delay. This
alone creates a much more efficient process for the laboratory's
LIMS-plus Portal was designed by JusticeTrax to eliminate the
duplication of efforts and to maximize employee time. Every moment
an analyst or administrative staff member saves because of LIMS-plus
Portal is a moment better spent processing evidence and closing
cases. In addition, the laboratory can rapidly transmit information
and reports to criminal justice partners. This information sharing
capability between criminal justice professionals - including
responding officers and detectives, prosecutors, public defenders
and judges - will extend significant improvements beyond the laboratory.
In fact, improvements in case processing will be seen all the
way through to the court proceedings.