Quality Associates to Digitize Confidential Case Files for the District of Columbia Courts

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10,000 Archived Family Court Operations Division Files to Be Scanned and Indexed

Scott Swidersky is the executive director and partner at Quality Associates, Inc.

Scott Swidersky, Executive Director and Partner, QAI

Our digitization efforts will provide the Family Court Operations Division with a solution that will manage and maintain the integrity of these important documents, while significantly reducing the amount of physical storage space required.

Quality Associates, Inc. (QAI) http://www.qualityassociatesinc.com, a provider of enterprise-class services and solutions for document management, imaging and archiving, today announced that it has been selected by the District of Columbia Courts to perform a large-scale scanning contract on behalf of the Family Court Operations Division. QAI will scan and index 10,000 archived paper case files as part of the Family Court Operations Relinquishment Imaging Project. Relinquishments are records related to an adoption proceeding and are considered confidential and sealed records.

By law, adoption records must be retained permanently. To assure their confidentiality and integrity, the Superior Court stored files dating back to September 1956 on-site. Thousands of files currently occupy a substantial portion of its high-density filing unit, with capacity about to be exceeded. Thus, the decision was made to digitize paper files older than 10 years. The conversion will enable Family Court Operations Division personnel to use current technology to access case information more efficiently, a process of particular importance when parties seek to gain approval to open sealed adoption cases.

QAI will perform the digitization and case file indexing services on-site at the D.C. Family Court Operations Division offices located in the D.C. Superior Courthouse in Washington, D.C. QAI will convert confidential and sensitive records spanning the period of 1956 to 2003 and enter the data into the D.C. Courts CourtView case management database.

Rosalyn V. Johnson, Adoption's Supervisor, Family Court/D.C. Superior Court, said, “Quality Associates, Inc. has been efficient and professional throughout all phases of our project. Their staff is pleasant to work with, and they focus on customer satisfaction.”

Scott Swidersky, Executive Director and Partner, Quality Associates, Inc., said, “QAI is one of the few companies with the expertise to undertake a project of this magnitude involving confidential records. Over the years, we’ve accumulated extensive experience in configuring, integrating, maintaining and supporting large-scale document management and imaging systems for both government and private organizations. We are confident that our digitization efforts will provide the Family Court Operations Division with a solution that will manage and maintain the integrity of these important documents, while significantly reducing the amount of physical storage space required.”

About Quality Associates, Inc.
Quality Associates, Inc. (QAI) provides customized solutions and services that turn printed materials and electronic information into useful, organized data that can be readily located and accessed by authorized users. From scanning and imaging to complete, searchable systems that bring information directly to the desktop, QAI offers complete systems integration, support and post-deployment training to ensure success. Founded in 1986 and based near Baltimore and Washington, D.C., QAI has grown from a one-person consultancy into a trusted, experienced Value-Added Reseller (VAR) with an extensive electronic content management (ECM) supplier and partner network. QAI works with federal, state and local agencies; schools, colleges and universities; chemical and manufacturing companies; pharmaceutical, healthcare and medical research organizations; financial, accounting and law firms; professional associations; and many others. For more information, please call (800) 488-3547; visit http://www.qualityassociatesinc.com.

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