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Wisconsin Justice Information Sharing Program: Facilitating Justice Information Sharing in Wisconsin

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $381,000)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program, administered by the Office of Justice Programs' (OJP's) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), furthers the Department's mission by assisting state and local jurisdictions in improving the criminal justice system and assisting communities in preventing drug abuse and crime. In fiscal year 2007, the Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program will focus on funding local, regional, and national efforts within six major categories: 1) targeting violent crime; 2) preventing crime and drug abuse; 3) enhancing local law enforcement; 4) enhancing local courts; 5) enhancing local corrections and offender reentry; and 6) facilitating justice information sharing. All categories combat, address, or otherwise respond to precipitous or extraordinary increases in crime, or in a type or types of crime.

The State of Wisconsin's Office of Justice Assistance (OJA) will use the funding under Category VI of the 2007 Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program to support the work of its Wisconsin Justice Information Sharing (WIJIS) Program Office in adopting new standards and applying emerging technologies to improve the effectiveness and lower the long-term cost of ownership of justice information sharing initiatives. With an expanding portfolio of successful statewide information sharing and exchange projects in place, WIJIS is positioned to make significant strides in providing new technologies that improve the efficiency and decrease the cost of information sharing among local, tribal, state and federal partners.


Date Created: September 17, 2007