ODR for Traffic Citations in Carroll County
Online dispute resolution (ODR) is a method of resolving court actions through an online platform on a phone, tablet, or computer.
Parties can negotiate online directly with each other. If negotiations are successful, parties do not have to appear in court. If negotiations are not successful, parties can still have their day in court.
Please note this pilot project is currently only available for traffic citations issued in Carroll County.
The Iowa Judicial Branch is working with the Access to Justice Lab at Harvard Law School to evaluate if this method increases access to justice and results in better outcomes for users and the court.