Highlights of the IJIS Institute’s federal awards include:
Funding to continue IJIS Institute cornerstone program to provide training, technology assistance, and help desk services on information sharing standards and concepts including the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) and Justice Reference Architecture (JRA).
New funding to facilitate the identification of critical issues for sharing data between justice and the health and human services community to help mitigate the problems associated with re-entry.
Funding to continue the IJIS Institute’s important work on the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative (NSI). The NSI is a partnership among local, state, tribal, and federal agencies to establish a unified process for reporting, tracking, and accessing SARs in a manner that rigorously protects the privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties of Americans.
Additional funding to support IJIS Institute’s gang information sharing project in the development of information exchange standards and collaboration with national partners around best-practice solutions to combating gang proliferation and activity.
Funding to support the development of a set of computer aided dispatch (CAD) functional specifications for law enforcement, fire service, and emergency medical services applications in partnership with the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials.
Continued funding to provide technology assistance to the states and develop tools and specifications for the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) Information Exchange (PMIX), a project that helps states exchange dispensed controlled-substance prescription data.
Continued funding to create a Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification (SAVIN) information sharing standard that allows states to leverage their current processes and systems. Additional funding to manage the implementation of three state information sharing pilots connecting state SAVIN systems with local law enforcement.
The IJIS Institute is also pleased to be partnered with organizations receiving federal awards and will: assist in the implementation phase of current “pilot” efforts to establish effective reentry strategies through improved corrections information sharing with law enforcement;
Paul Wormeli, executive director of the IJIS Institute, stated, “This funding not only provides fuel for our successful projects to continue pushing forward towards more success but also allows the Institute to apply the experience and knowledge of our membership in new areas that will further the implementation of information sharing.”
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The IJIS Institute is a nonprofit organization that serves as the voice of industry, uniting the private and public sectors to improve mission-critical information sharing for those who protect and serve our communities. Find out more at www.ijis.org.