Improved efficiency, productivity, document management, and compliance with state regulations are just a few of the benefits of joining the TechShare program. Some other key benefits include:

  • Empower counties to control their destiny
  • Software solutions developed at a fraction of the cost
  • Intellectual property is owned by the counties
  • Resources can be leveraged across counties
  • Specialized solutions that meet county-specific needs
  • Feedback from end users is used to increase functionality

 

What is the TechShare Program?

TechShare, a program of the Texas Conference of Urban Counties, was established in 2004 to help counties implement advanced technology solutions. By collaborating, counties save money by sharing the cost of research and development. These projects can produce applications, systems, or other technology assets to enable more efficient processes for administration of justice. Counties outside of the program can “purchase” the software from the counties that originally funded development. The money used to develop the software is not retained by the TechShare program.

We are committed to building county-owned technology solutions to support local communities through cost-effective collaboration.

Who is eligible to join?

Any local government entity that can participate in an inter-local agreement under Texas law is eligible to participate in the TechShare program. When two or more Texas counties decide to develop or acquire a technology asset through TechShare, there’s an opportunity to recover some of the original funding when additional counties join the program.

 

Dallas, Tarrant & Travis Counties Recognized at 2017 Best of Texas Awards

Dallas, Tarrant & Travis Counties Recognized for Best IT Collaboration Among Organizations for utilizing the TechShare.Prosecutor Law Enforcement and Defense Attorney Portals In its 16th year, the Best of Texas Awards program, hosted by the Center for Digital...
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TechShare Partnerships Pay: A proven methodology for delivering quality software and saving counties money

  (Left to right: Commissioner Theresa Daniel, Urban Counties Executive Director Donald Lee, County Judge Clay Lewis Jenkins) Return on Investment On February 2, 2016, Mr. Donald Lee, Executive Director, Texas Conference of Urban Counties, presented checks...
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2016 La Torretta Urban Counties Education Conference

[wpvideo jhMzSaxf] Join your colleagues from urban counties to get your required continuing education each year at the Urban Counties Education and Policy Conference.  This event will be January 13-15, 2016 at the La Torretta Lake Resort in Montgomery, TX (about 55...
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TechShare.Juvenile: Enhancements in 2015 and integration to court systems in Collin, Dallas, Denton, and Tarrant counties

Did you know that 250 of the 254 counties in the state of Texas are running on the same juvenile case management system? Common data collection, reporting, and management of juvenile justice programs is arguably more efficient and cohesive than ever before. With 98%...
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Portal Strategy: role-based systems driving business-focused results

When you think about your experience as a retail consumer, do you think about how stressful it is during the holidays? Do you picture yourself running from store to store, mall to mall, all while trying to find gifts for your family? The world of online shopping has...
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TechShare.Court: Learning assessment expected to improve material development and delivery efforts

When you learned how to use your first computer (I know this is practically archaic given technology advancements these days, but bear with me), did you start by reading the manual first? Instead, did someone explain to you how to use it? Or, did you start by turning...
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TechShare.Prosecutor: live in Potter County, gaining interest outside of Texas

Our TechShare.Prosecutor team has had a busy summer this year (and that’s putting it lightly). Not only have they been on the road attending out-of-state conferences, but they’ve also been working diligently to get Potter and Tarrant Counties up and running on the...
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TechShare.Court: Dallas implementation underway

On June 9, 2015, Dallas County Commissions Court approved moving forward with the TechShare.Court implementation projects for both Criminal and Justice of the Peace courts. What's the backstory? Ever since AMCAD withdrew from the criminal justice market in June 2014,...
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TechShare.Juvenile: juvenile case management system (JCMS) live in 250 counties across Texas, what’s next?

As of August 2015, there are now 250 of the 254 counties in Texas accessing the same juvenile case management system. Unlike many other states in the U.S., Texas gives its counties local control over technology solutions and how they are implemented to effectively...
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TechShare.Prosecutor: Digital Multimedia Evidence (DME) Summit brings in more than 100 county representatives and software vendors

If you’ve been following the news lately, odds are you’ve seen coverage recently regarding police-worn cameras. In fact, police agencies all over the United States are beginning to equip officers with cameras in response to legislation from the Capitol and the recent...
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Non-Profit

TechShare is committed to building technology solutions where counties control their own destiny. We think like counties because we’re owned by counties.

Shared Cost

Since counties save money by sharing the cost of research and development, they can acquire solutions at a fraction of the cost they might incur through a traditional vendor.

Innovation

Because our team works directly with the counties, we build specialized solutions that meet county-specific needs. End user feedback is collected throughout the entire project, and continues on an ongoing basis once implemented.

TechShare.Juvenile

Statewide juvenile case management system, live in 250 counties across Texas. Designed for Law Enforcement, Juvenile Probation, Prosecutors, County and District Clerks, Municipal Courts, and School Districts.

TechShare.Prosecutor

Web-based prosecutor case management system, including Law Enforcement Agency and Defense Attorney Portals.

TechShare.Court

A collaboration between Dallas, Tarrant, and Potter counties to build a court case management system to facilitate the business activities of all courts operated by Texas counties.

TechShare.Indigent Defense

The TechShare.Indigent Defense project has been implemented in 11 counties across Texas. Grant-funding is available through the Texas Indigent Defense Commission to assist with implementation.

We’ve been partnering to create software that we all use throughout the state. It’s truly been a collaborative effort.

B. Glen Whitley

County Judge, Tarrant County

We are developing software that we need; software that we would have either had to develop on our own or buy from somebody else. To get money back for doing something that we would have had to do anyway…that’s a good deal.

Roy Charles Brooks

Commissioner, Tarrant County, Precinct 1

I don’t know that I’ve ever heard ‘no’ from TechShare; I can’t say the same about software vendors I’ve worked with before.

 

Randall Sims

District Attorney, Potter & Armstrong Counties

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