What is CourtFunds?
From municipal and county, to state and federal courts, CourtFunds is the contactless way to disburse payments to everyone accurately and on time, no matter what part of the transaction they play a part in — jury payments, restitution, child support, bonds, witnesses, and more.
With CourtFunds you can:
- Curtail unclaimed property and escheatment incidents
- Eliminate lost or stolen checks
- Reduce check fraud risk
- Reduce bank account reconciliation time
- Provide instant access to funds for constituents
- Increase efficiency through contactless technology
- Reduce cash handling on site
- Slash disbursement costs
- Reduce disbursement customer service issues
- Integrate directly with court and jury management systems
- Integrate directly with accounting and financial systems
Pay juror and court-related disbursements instantly and securely
- Make funds available to jurors immediately after a jury or trial via direct deposit or pre-paid debit card
- Avoid the time, hassle and cost of issuing paper checks and buying postage
- Provide court payees access to payment info on mobile devices
- Card option is convenient if disbursement recipients don’t have a bank account, or if they want to keep court payments separate
MULTIPLE WAYS TO RECEIVE FUNDS
- Direct deposit
- Bank transfer
- Gift card
- Pre-paid card (physical or virtual)
Hear what CourtFunds clients have to say…
“The idea of converting from checks to a debit card system seemed a bit overwhelming and maybe just not worth the trouble. We couldn’t have been more wrong. A short demonstration, a few signatures, and a small amount of banking information later, we were all set up. CourtFunds literally held our hands during the entire brief process. The jurors are happy, and we’re happy. It’s a win-win!
If we had any doubts about our conversion, those doubts took flight the next week. Our checking account fell victim to fraudulent checks totaling thousands of dollars masterminded by a juror who had received a paper check from us prior to switching to CourtFunds! This wasn’t the first time we had dealt with this, but thankfully, with CourtFunds handling all transactions from now on, we won’t have to deal with it ever again.
All in all, we have been beyond satisfied with the setup, the process, and the service. If you are considering switching to CourtFunds, take the plunge! We’re glad we did.”
— Clerk of Superior Court, Clayton County, GA
“The ability to offer jurors payment within 24 hours of their service is a significant improvement in customer service.
Most individuals have to take time from work to serve, so getting their payment to them quicker is an improvement to the system. It also helps reduce stress in our payment procedures. The savings was in the efficiency and the elimination of data entry of all the personal information in our account system.”
— Heidi Scheppe, County Treasurer, Grand Traverse County, MI
“CourtFunds is such a great product that we were so excited to have a jury trial so we could try out the product! It was such an easy process and experience for us. I plan on telling everyone how smoothly it went to set up and use. I can’t imagine why more counties are not set up with CourtFunds!”
— Cindy L. Joosten, Clerk of Circuit Court, Wood County, WI
“We implemented CourtFunds in January of 2020, and we have had such a positive response from our jurors! Jurors love the fact that they receive their card the first day of service and the funds are loaded on Friday by 5:00 P.M. — no waiting on a check, which in our case, took up to two weeks or more, depending on where the Finance Department was on their check runs. CourtFunds has been a LIFESAVER for the process of getting our jurors paid and saving the taxpayers of Horry County money!”
— Lara C. Robinson, Juror Coordinator, Horry County, SC
“It seemed daunting to learn a new system to pay incoming jurors. That was not the case with CourtFunds. On day one of using the equipment and software, with very little instruction, the jurors were checked in and synced with the appropriate debit card. After the jurors were dismissed from their service, funds were loaded onto the cards. If anyone is looking for an easy, seamless way to pay their jurors (or really anyone) CourtFunds is the way to go!”
— Bo McCleary, District Court Administrator, Mercer County, PA