A service from DAIT that leverages off-the-shelf software to transfer files between DA offices and key justice partners.
With each DA office acting as the coordinating, central hub, law enforcement in any Wisconsin county can now digitally transfer to their DA office any video, photo, document or other files they'd otherwise deliver on DVD or paper. Defense attorneys, public and private, can use this same service to receive discovery-related files from the DA office, all within a CJIS-secure environment, free of charge.
DEST provides a way to transfer files, not store them. DA offices download copies of files they receive from law enforcement to storage on the already-provided DA Network and then upload copies of files for defense who in turn download to their own local storage.
DEST can also be used to transfer case information between DA offices and partners at social service agencies, DCF, DOJ, DATCP, etc.
For each county, the DA office designates a DEST Coordinator who works with DAIT to set up accounts for interested parties This person receives training from DAIT and becomes the local expert, and is the first line of assistance for non-DAIT-customers, with support from DAIT at the ready if needed.
Like many DAIT services, use is voluntary. Each DA office may already have a solution that works for them, and there is no pressure from DAIT to change that practice. But if you are interested, DAIT customers can simply contact the DA Support desk to start that conversation. And law enforcement agencies and defense can reach out to their DA office with inquiries.