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The Guide to Conducting Privacy Impact Assessments for State, Local, and Tribal Information Sharing Initiatives allows justice practitioners to examine the privacy implications of their information systems and information-sharing collaborations so they can design and implement policies to address vulnerability identified through the assessment process. Also see the fillable Word document (Appendix A Template) for easy use.

Performance Measurement for Justice Information System Projects

Top Ten Global Accomplishments

For detailed information on all BJA-sponsored training and technical assistance, visit BJA's Training & Technical Assistance page.

JIS TTA Solicitation Extended

The FY 2014 Justice Information Sharing Training and Technical Assistance (JIS TTA) Program solicitation deadline has been extended to June 5, 2014. In addition, BJA has revised the solicitation's Category 3: Law Enforcement Cyber Center information.

JIS TTA Solicitation

BJA has released the FY 2014 Justice Information Sharing Training and Technical Assistance (JIS TTA) Program solicitation. Applications are due June 5, 2014.

JAG State Solicitation Released

BJA has released the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program FY 2014 State Solicitation. Applications are due June 3, 2014.

Visiting Fellows Solicitation Released

BJA has released the FY 2014 Visiting Fellows Program solicitation. Applications are due June 4, 2014.

States to Pilot Sharing Corrections Data

In the last decade, state policymakers have enacted measures aimed at reducing offender recidivism, lowering corrections costs and improving safety. However, those reforms may not reach their potential if states lack effective systems for exchanging accurate and timely criminal justice information, according to the National Governors Association. That could all change with the implementation of the Cross Boundary Corrections Information Exchange Policy Academy, which is funded through BJA. Read the full article.

OJP Releases API of Grant Award Data

In keeping with President Obama’s Digital Government Strategy, the Justice Department’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) recently published an application programming interface (API) that provides access to 20 years of OJP Grant Awards Data (1993–2013) in open, machine-readable formats, including current-year grant awards data that is updated daily.

International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Law Enforcement Information Management (LEIM) Conference
Dates: 5/20/2014 - 5/22/2014
Location: Atlanta, GA

Mobile Forensics Workshop and Webcast
Dates: 6/18/2014 - 6/18/2014
Location: Gaithersburg, MD

Air Domain
Dates: 8/12/2014 - 8/13/2014
Location: Nashville, TN

2014 California Crime and Intelligence Analysts Association Training Conference
Dates: 9/2/2014 - 9/5/2014
Location: Petaluma, CA

National Association for Justice Information Systems (NAJIS) Conference
Dates: 9/22/2014 - 9/25/2014
Location: Salt Lake City, UT

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Public Surveillance Cameras (Baltimore, Maryland)
Public surveillance systems include a network of cameras and components for monitoring, recording, and transmitting video images. The ultimate goal of installing public surveillance cameras throughout the city of Baltimore, Md., was to reduce the historically high levels of crime in the city.

Operation Impact (Newark, New Jersey)
A saturation foot-patrol initiative implemented in Newark, New Jersey, in 2008.

Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS)
The CAPS program brings police, local government agencies, and the community together to prioritize problems and prevention efforts in five Chicago, Illinois, neighborhoods.

Safe Street Teams (Boston, MA)
A place-based, problem-oriented policing strategy implemented by the Boston (Massachusetts) Police Department in response to a sudden increase in violent index crimes.

Gang Reduction Program (Los Angeles, California)
A comprehensive multiyear initiative to reduce youth gang crime and violence through a combination of primary prevention, secondary prevention, intervention, and suppression strategies.

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Improving the Administration of Justice in Tribal Communities Through Information Sharing and Resource Sharing, (NCJ 233225), Bureau of Justice Assistance, December 2010. This bulletin will discuss challenges identified by three jurisdictional teams of justice personnel (tribal, state and federal) in establishing mechanisms for information and resource sharing. This bulletin will also attempt to identify successful collaborative strategies and determine additional ways in which more effective working partnerships can be encouraged and developed as a means to offer needed services to tribal offenders and to help local, state and federal pretrial, probation and parole officers perform their duties more effectively and efficiently.

Information Sharing in Criminal Justice-Mental Health Collaborations: Working with HIPAA and Other Privacy Laws, (NCJ 232102), Bureau of Justice Assistance, 2010. This guide addresses barriers to cross-systems information sharing while complying with legal privacy mandates. It describes how HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2 (privacy regulations related to substance use treatment) may affect exchanges among behavioral health care, law enforcement, courts, jail and prison, and probation and parole professionals. It reviews the circumstances under which protected health information can be released and received, and offers answers to scenario-based frequently asked questions.

RISS National Gang Program: Combating Gang Activity Through Secure Communications and Information Sharing, (NCJ 234214), Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Institute for Intergovernmental Research, 2011. This brochure discusses the RISS National Gang Program.

Building Exchange Content Using the Global Justice XML Data Model: A User Guide for Practitioners and Developers, (NCJ 233416), Bureau of Justice Assistance, 2005. This User Guide provides information about Global Justice XML Data Model tools, resources, partners, terminology, and documentation.

Mission Possible: Strong Governance Structures for the Integration of Justice Information Systems, (NCJ 192278), Bureau of Justice Assistance, 2002. This report presents the methodology and findings from a study of the type, quality, and capability of existing justice information integration and governance structure models.
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Report of the National Task Force on Court Automation and Integration, (NCJ 177601), Bureau of Justice Assistance, 1999. This project is designed to develop coordinated automation and integration of court systems throughout the United States and to assess the current status of county and statewide information systems to direct future integration efforts.
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Keynote Presentations: 1999 Symposium on Integrated Justice Information Systems, (NCJ 178231), Bureau of Justice Assistance, 1999. This report contains the keynote and plenary presentations delivered at the 1999 Symposium on Integrated Justice Information Systems, which was designed to provide practical resources to agency executives, managers, and technologists in State and local justice agencies who are considering or are in the midst of implementing integrated justice information systems.

Bureau of Justice Assistance Evaluation Web Site; The First Year: An Annual Report, (NCJ 181250), Bureau of Justice Assistance, 1999. The Bureau of Justice Assistance's (BJA's) Evaluation Web Site is committed to building State and local evaluation capacity; the BJA will continue to develop the Evaluation Web Site to meet the needs of criminal justice planners and practitioners well into the 21st century.

System Integration: Issues Surrounding Integration of County-Level Justice Information Systems, (NCJ 156841), Bureau of Justice Assistance, 1996. This report discusses issues associated with the development of integrated computer systems to serve more efficiently and effectively the information needs of all participants in the justice system at the county level.

Strategies for Procurement Innovation and Reform, This document is intended to provide guidance to state, local, and Federal officials for use when assessing how to address the procurement problems that are ubiquitous across the nationwide procurement space.

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