Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board Online Service Receives National Accolades

Docket Search and Investigative Reporting Suite of Services recognized by the NASCIO State IT Recognition Awards and the Digital Government Achievement Awards

OKLAHOMA CITY--()--The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board’s Online Docket Search and Investigative Reporting Suite of Services is one of three recipients to receive the award in the Government-to-Government category by the 2014 Digital Government Achievement Awards (DGAA). The DGAA recognizes outstanding United States and international government projects at the application and infrastructure level.

In addition, the PPB Docket Search and Investigative Reporting Suite of Services also was honored as a finalist for the 2014 NASCIO State IT Recognition Awards in the Improving State Operations Category. The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) selected 33 IT initiatives in 11 categories as finalists for the State IT Recognition Awards. Projects and initiatives from NASCIO member states, territories, and the District of Columbia were eligible for nomination, and finalists were selected by NASCIO’s Awards Committee from a field of more than 100 nominees.

“These accolades symbolize the extraordinary benefits that the Docket Search and Investigative Reporting Suite of Services brings to the table,” said PPB Interim Executive Director Jari Askins. “Not only has the system saved the State of Oklahoma taxpayer dollars, but it has also provided a much needed revamp of an antiquated manual system. Additionally, our staff is able to focus on the accuracy of reporting for the Board, instead of tedious, paper intensive tasks.”

Askins said that since implementation of the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board Docket Search and Investigative Reporting Suite of Services, public and inter-agency communication levels have increased exponentially. In addition, Askins said the added efficiencies provided by the system have been extremely important to the Pardon and Parole Board, as the agency’s administrative staff has been significantly reduced in recent years.

For more information about Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board’s Online Docket Search and Investigative Reporting Suite of Services, visit www.ok.gov/ppb. The online service is a product of a partnership between the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board and OK.gov, Oklahoma’s official website managed by the eGovernment firm, NIC Inc. (Nasdaq: EGOV).

About the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board

The mission of the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board (PPB) is to perform its duties as imposed by Article VI, Section 10, of the Oklahoma Constitution. To serve the citizens of Oklahoma as an integral component of the Oklahoma Criminal Justice System and to protect the public by conducting informed hearings and by making careful, equitable, informed parole decisions as well as credible recommendations to the Governor. Thereby reaching the goal of successful re-entry of offenders while reducing the likelihood that an offender will commit another crime and return to prison. Learn more about PPB at www.ok.gov/ppb.

About OK.gov

OK.gov is the official website of the state of Oklahoma and a collaborative partnership between the Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES) and Oklahoma Interactive, LLC to help Oklahoma government entities Web-enable their services and operates without tax funds through a partnership between the state and Oklahoma Interactive, LLC. OMES is responsible for OK.gov. Oklahoma Interactive builds, operates, maintains, and markets OK.gov and is part of eGovernment firm NIC’s (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies.

About NIC

Founded in 1992, NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of official government websites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company's innovative eGovernment services help make government more accessible to everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Forbes has named NIC as one of the “100 Best Small Companies in America” five times, most recently ranked at No. 11 (2013), and the company has been included four times on the Barron’s 400 Index. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.

Contacts

OK.gov
Mark Mitchell, 405-524-3468 Ext. 120
mark.mitchell@www.ok.gov
or
Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board
Jari Askins, 405-602-5863
jari.askins@ppb.ok.gov

Release Summary

The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board’s Online Docket Search and Investigative Reporting Suite of Services is one of three recipients to receive a Digital Government Achievement Award.

Contacts

OK.gov
Mark Mitchell, 405-524-3468 Ext. 120
mark.mitchell@www.ok.gov
or
Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board
Jari Askins, 405-602-5863
jari.askins@ppb.ok.gov