CourtStream Release 5.3.0

The following is a full list of changes for CourtStream version 5.3.0. If you have any feedback regarding this release please email us at [email protected] or just make a comment at the bottom of this blog post. Any and all feedback, suggestions, bug/error reports are welcome.

BizStream Application

User Security 
  • New: The security model has been completely redesigned in order to give BizStream Administrators granular control over who can do what throughout the system. If you're an administrator you can see the new security model by clicking Tools > Manage CourtStream > Manage Application Security and User Lists.
  • New: The name of the Detention module is now editable

System Log

  • New: A new application called System Log has been created that records and displays various system level events. Things that will show up in this log include User Login/Logout Attempts, User Profile/Group Changes, Password Changes, Security/Permission Changes, etc. It's only available to administrators by clicking Tools > Manage CourtStream > System Log.


  • Update: The menu, it's groups, and sub menu items have been redesigned.
    • Communicate, Manage My Work, and My Daily Items have been combined into a single BizStream group.
    • With the Menu on Top, we've added commonly used links in order to get you to where you want to go with less clicking. For example, you can mouse over Case Manager and click on Reports without actually opening Case Manager first.
    • In an effort to help you find what you're looking for more quickly (and because we think it looks nice) we've added icons next to the sub menu items. (Currently only available when your menu is "On the top").


  • Update: Minor bug fixes
  • Update: Many enhancements for speed of access.
Attachment Uploading
  • Update: Commas are now allowed in file names
  • Update: Users may now rename the uploaded file at the time of uploading. This helps with taking files from digital cameras with nonsense filenames. (DSC01234.jpg)


  • Update: An option was added when outputting to CSV (Excel format), Show Report Headers. This gives you the opportunity to import report data into other programs more easily.

Case Manager, Detention, and Facility

  • Update: A majority of administration screens have been reworked so admins can edit the items in-line. Basically this means they can simply click the table cell and edit the value without having to click the edit button on the row, change the value, and click the save button.

Case Manager

Court Orders
  • Update: Judge/Referee no longer defaults to the first one in the list. Referee field is also hidden when not required.
    • requested by: Ottawa county
  • Update: The maximum length for a Petition Number has been expanded from 15 characters to 20.
    • requested by: Ottawa county

Service Providers

  • Update: Speed Enhancements
  • Update: Class that only span one day no longer require a date range to search the attendance log


Personal Possession, Medical Health History, Medical Sheet
  • Fixed: Viewing the PDF report was periodically erroring, but is now fixed.
Progress Reports
  • Updated: Redesigned to use in-line views to be more consistent with the rest of CourtStream and minimize screen refreshing.
Record of Discipline
  • Updated: The Brief Description of Behavior field now allows 250 characters, up from 50.
    • requested by: Ottawa County


  • Fixed: Sub tabs are now being displayed correctly.