Courthouse Kiosk Will Help Court Users in Mississippi County Circuit Courts
The Arkansas Access to Justice Foundation is pleased to announce that it has donated two kiosks to the Mississippi County Circuit Court. These kiosks will help court users in Mississippi County more easily navigate the court system. Arkansans can use these kiosks to access court records, print exhibits, find court forms and fact sheets, and apply for legal aid. Video explainers and FAQs are also available to make legal concepts easier to understand. The public can access these resources at both the Osceola and Blytheville locations of the Mississippi County Circuit Clerk’s offices or by visiting ARCourtKiosk.org. Jordan Bates-Rogers, Executive Director of the Arkansas Access to Justice Foundation noted the importance of collaboration to this project, “We are thankful for this partnership with the Mississippi County Circuit Clerk. We look forward to partnering with many more court officials to improve the public’s access to their courts.”
The Mississippi County Circuit Court kiosks are a part of a statewide program called AR Courthouse Kiosks. The program is a partnership between the Arkansas Access to Justice Foundation, the Court Improvement Program, and the Administrative Office of the Courts. As part of this program, 112 kiosks will be installed in the coming months, with kiosks made available to every circuit court and select district courts. The program’s goal is to have at least one kiosk available in every county. “The Administrative Office of the Courts works to ensure that Arkansas courts deliver on the promise of justice for all. We are honored to continue that effort by improving the accessibility of the courts for all Arkansans,” said Marty Sullivan, AOC Director.
Installing these kiosks has long been a strategic goal of the Court Improvement Program in Arkansas. “The Court Improvement Program is proud to be a part of this important project that is giving Arkansas families the ability to easily access court information and legal resources,” said Brooke Steen, AOC Juvenile Justice Division Director.
Funding for this project was provided by the Administrative Office of the Courts through a federal grant. The Arkansas Access to Justice Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to funding legal aid for low-income Arkansans and improvements to the administration of justice. Learn more about our mission at www.arkansasjustice.org.
Left to Right: Mississippi County – Osceola Circuit Clerk’s office staff Barbara Little, Brandy Lee, Arcadia Thompson, and Tina Reams stand beside a newly installed Courthouse Kiosk.
Mississippi County – Blytheville Circuit Clerk’s office staff Anita Moore (seated) and Yolanda Fisher use a newly installed Courthouse Kiosk.