Justice 2.0: technological innovation and best practices

The changes in the justice system and the telematics innovations introduced in the courts' internal work processes were the themes of the seminar "Justice 2.0" organized at the end of the first part of Astrea project.

Aim of the Astrea "Best practices" project is the reorganization and optimization of the work processes in the judicial offices. The Astrea Project has been funded and promoted by the Assessorato of the employment of the Regione Autonoma della Sardegna, with the financial support of the European Social Fund (POR FSE 2007/2013). The project has involved eight courts of the Region: Corte di Appello, Procura Generale and Tribunale di Sorveglianza of Cagliari; Tribunale, Corte di Appello, Procura del Tribunale and Procura del Tribunale dei Minori of Sassari; Procura del Tribunale of Nuoro.

The Astrea Project has been realized by the R.T.I., composed of Ernst & Young Financial Business Advisors, Ernst & Young Business School and TSC Consulting. The project has been developed in six lines of action:

  • Line 1 - Analysis and re-organization of the court offices, with training and consulting measures, in order to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the services provided to internal and external users;
  • Line 2 - Analysis of the use of technology, adoption and training on their use for organizational improvement;
  • Line 3 - Drafting of the Charter of services, and related training;
  • Line 4 - Accompanying towards the certification of Quality ISO 9001:2000 and related training;
  • Line 5 - Construction of the Social Report and related training;
  • Line 6 - Communication with citizens and institutional communication: web site creation and management, relations with media and organization of the final conference with publication of the project results.

The workshop was conceivedi in the two locations of Cagliari and Sassari. It had the aim of presenting the project results and stimulating a reflection and the sharing of opinion among the representatives of the involved court offices, institutions of the Council of the Law Society and of the different actors involved in the working processes of justice.

The greetings of the President of the Corte di Appello of Cagliari, Grace Corradini, and of the President of the Council of the Law Society of Cagliari, Rita Dedola, opened the meeting.

Patrizia Proietti, Technical Secretary for innovation projects of the Ministry of Justice, explained the present and future changes for the innovation in the justice system. Luca Galassi, representative of the Regional Assessorato of the employment, presented the opportunities related to the new programming cycle of European funds and explained the actions promoted by the Regione in the court offices of Sardinia.

The director of the Astrea Project, Rocco Defina of Ernst & Young, presented the results of Astrea project and highlighting the improvement of efficiency in work processes reached through the use of "best practices" in innovation activities.

The Judge of the Tribunale Ordinario, Paul Piana, and the Director of the Cancelleria Civile of the Corte di Appello, Luisella Lacu, presented their experiences and explained the benefits and areas of improvement of the telematic civil process.

About the telematic criminal notification system (snt), the administrative director of the Cancelleria of the Esecuzioni Penali, Alessia Fiocca, and the administrative director of the Cancelleria Penale, Lea Scano, shared practices and experiences gained in the offices.

Informations

Seminar: “Justice 2.0”

April 14, 2015, h. 9.30 am.
Aula Magna of the Corte d’Appello of Cagliari
Piazza della Repubblica, 18 - Cagliari
Read the seminar program

Website of the Astrea Project: www.giustiziasardegna.it

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