Acronyms and Abbreviations


AAMVA American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators

ACACAnimal Cruelty Advisory Council

ADCDGP Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program

ALERRTAdvanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training

APAAssociation of Prosecuting Attorneys

APAI Association of Paroling Authorities International

APPAAmerican Probation and Parole Association

ARRA American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

ASCA Association of State Correctional Administrators


BCJIByrne Criminal Justice Initiative

BIA Bureau of Indian Affairs

BJABureau of Justice Assistance

BJSBureau of Justice Statistics

BNCPBuilding Neighborhood Capacity Program

BVPBulletproof Vest Partnership Program


C.F.R.Code of Federal Regulations

CADComputer-Aided Dispatch

CATCommunities Against Terrorism

CBACost-benefit analysis

CBKBCost-Benefit Knowledge Bank for Criminal Justice

CBOBCongressional Badge of Bravery

CCICenter for Court Innovation

CEPPCenter for Effective Public Policy

CICC Criminal Intelligence Coordinating Council

CIOChief Information Officer

CISACriminal Information Sharing Alliance

CJCCCriminal Justice Coordinating Council

CJCICriminal Justice Center for Innovation

COPSOffice of Community Oriented Policing Services

CPATColorado Pretrial Assessment Tool

CPSI St. Petersburg College's Center for Public Safety Innovation

CROP-DECommon Regional Operating Picture – Data Exchanges

CSAT Center for Substance Abuse and Treatment

CSC Celebrate Safe Communities

CSCATLCorrectional Systems and Correctional Alternatives on Tribal Lands

CSGCouncil of State Governments

CSSPCenter for the Study of Social Policy

CTASCoordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation


DCYFDepartment of Children, Youth, and Families (Rhode Island)

DEC drug-endangered children

DFEDemonstration Field Experiment

DHS U.S. Department of Homeland Security

DMI Drug Market Intervention Initiative

DOCDepartment of Correction(s)

DOJ U.S. Department of Justice

DPSTexas Department of Public Safety


ESCExecutive Steering Council


FBIFederal Bureau of Investigation

FVTCFox Valley Technical College

FY fiscal year


GAC Global Advisory Committee

GAOU.S. Government Accountability Office

GFIPMGlobal Federated Identity and Privilege Management

GISTGlobal Information Sharing Toolkit

GIWG Global Intelligence Working Group

Global Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative

GMU George Mason University

GOWG Global Outreach Working Group

GPIQWG Global Privacy and Information Quality Working Group

GPRAGovernment Performance and Results Act

GRAGlobal Reference Architecture (formerly Justice Reference Architecture)

GSCGlobal Standards Council


HOPEHawaii’s Opportunity Probation with Enforcement



IACP International Association of Chiefs of Police

IASAP Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program

IC3 Internet Crime Complaint Center

ICOTSInterstate Compact Offender Tracking System

IDExIndiana Data Exchange

IDPIdentity Provider

IEPInformation exchange package

IIRInstitute for Intergovernmental  Research

IJIS InstituteIntegrated Justice Information System Institute

IPintellectual property

IPNO Innocence Project – New Orleans

ITInformation technology

IWI Initiative on Witness Intimidation


JAG Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant

JMHCP Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program

JMI Justice Management Institute

JRIJustice Reinvestment Initiative

JSGJustice Solutions Group


KeRRPKennebec Regional Reentry Project


LEFGLaw Enforcement Forecasting Group

LEOLaw Enforcement Online

LSI-RLevel of Service Inventory—Revised


MOUmemorandum of understanding

MOVMedal of Valor

MSUMichigan State University


NACNational Advocacy Center

NACDL National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

NACo National Association of Counties

NADCP National Association of Drug Court Professionals

NBPI Northern Border Prosecution Initiative

NC SAVANNorth Carolina Statewide Automated  Victim Assistance and Notification

NCAINational Congress of American Indians

NCCDNational Council on Crime and Delinquency

NCIRC National Criminal Intelligence Resource Center

NCJANational Criminal Justice Association

NCIRCNational Criminal Intelligence Resource Center

NCPCNational Crime Prevention Council

NCSCNational Center for State Courts

NDAA National District Attorneys Association

NDCI National Drug Court Institute

N-DEx National Data Exchange

NEPANational Environmental Policy Act

NFA National Forensic Academy

NGA National Governors Association

NGC National Gang Center

NIC National Institute of Corrections

NIEM National Information Exchange Model

NIJ National Institute of Justice

NIJC National Indian Justice Center

NJCNational Judicial College

NMVTISNational Motor Vehicle Title Information System

NPRCNational Parole Resource Center

NPRECNational Prison Rape Elimination Commission

NRCJIWNational Resource Center on Justice-Involved Women

NRINeighborhood Revitalization Initiative

NRRCNational Reentry Resource Center

NSANational Sheriffs’ Association

NSI Nationwide SAR Initiative

NTJC National Tribal Judicial Center

NTJRCNational Tribal Justice Resource Center

NTTACNational Training and Technical Assistance Center

NW3C National White Collar Crime Center

NYPDNew York Police Department


OCJPOffice of Criminal Justice Programs (Tennessee)

OJJDPOffice of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

OJP Office of Justice Programs

ONDCPOffice of National Drug Control Policy

OVCOffice for Victims of Crime


PDMP prescription drug monitoring program

PewPew Center on the States

PJIPretrial Justice Institute

PJWG Pretrial Justice Working Group

PLIProject Lifesaver, Inc.

PM-ISE Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment

PMIXPrescription Monitoring Information Exchange

PMO Program Management Office

PMT Performance Measurement Tool

PONI Planning of New Institutions

PRCNational PREA Resource Center

PREA Prison Rape Elimination Act

PSApublic service announcement

PSN Project Safe Neighborhoods

PSOB Public Safety Officers’ Benefits


RFPRequests for proposals

RISSRegional Information Sharing Systems

RISS ATIXRISS Automated  Trusted Information Exchange

RISSafeRISS Officer Safety Event Deconfliction System

RISSGangRISS National Gang Program

RISSIntelRISS Criminal Intelligence Databases

RISSNETRISS Secure Intranet

RMS/JMSRecords management system/jail management system

RNRRisk, Needs, and Responsivity

ROIReducing Officer Injuries

RPOC Research Partner Orientation  Course (PSN)

RSAT Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners


SAAState Administering Agency

SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

SAR Suspicious Activity Reporting

SAVIN Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification

SBISpringboard Initiative

SBU Secure but unclassified

SCA Second Chance Act of 2007

SCAAPState Criminal Alien Assistance Program

SIRSSORNA Inter-jurisdictional  Relocation Service

SJIState Justice Institute

SLATTState and Local Anti-Terrorism Training

SMISerious mental illness

SOARING-2 Skills for Offender Assessment and Responsivity in New Goals

SORNASex Offender Relocation and Notification Act

SPISmart Policing Initiative

SWBPISouthwest Border Prosecution Initiative

SWORNSouth West Offender Real-time Notification


TCAP Tribal Courts Assistance Program

TCCLATribal Civil and Criminal Legal Assistance

TJISSTribal Justice Information Sharing System

TJPTribal Justice Plan

TLOATribal Law and Order Act of 2010

TLPITribal Law and Policy Institute

TPATribal Probation Academy

TTA training and technical assistance

TTAC Training and Technical Assistance Center


U.S.C.United States Code

UCADUnified law enforcement, fire, and EMS Computer Aided Dispatch

UCAD FRUCAD Functional Requirements

UMCPIUpper Midwest Community Policing Institute

USAOU.S. Attorney’s Office

USAOUnited States Attorneys’ Offices


VAU.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

VALORPreventing Violence Against Law Enforcement Officers and Ensuring Officer Resilience and Survivability

VIPSVolunteers in Police Service

VITAVirginia Information Technologies Agency

VTCVeterans’ Treatment Courts


XMLeXtensible Markup Language


American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators