The Case Management System (CMS) is a system built around an online database that tracks the status of criminal cases in Afghanistan, across all criminal justice institutions, from the moment a case is initiated to the end of confinement. The purpose of the Case Management System is to organize and safeguard sensitive case information, create coordination between investigative, legal and judicial organizations, create transparency and accountability, simplify access of legal practitioners to the information of criminal cases from all over Afghanistan, as well as to ensure accurate and timely implementation of the law during the processing of cases.
In 2009, the Government of Afghanistan authorized representatives from the Ministry of Interior, the Attorney General’s Office, the Supreme Court, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Defense, the National Security Directorate and the High Office of Oversight and Anti-Corruption to take part in developing and implementing the Case Management System. Representatives of the criminal justice institutions continue to meet as the CMS Monitoring Board and oversee the further development and implementation of CMS. In 2010, JSSP began the initial training on CMS for the criminal justice entities in Kabul. In March 2011, CMS offices, at numerous criminal justice institutions in Kabul, were equipped and cases began to be entered into the system. In March 2012, CMS expanded to the provinces of Balkh and Herat. In August 2013, CMS was expanded to the provinces of Nangarhar, Kandahar, Khost, and Kunduz. The CMS Monitoring Board approved a list of eleven additional provinces to be added by 2014. Today, CMS is implemented in 33 of the 34 provinces in Afghanistan.
Criminal CMS is implemented in 33 provinces