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Justice Information Sharing Practitioners

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $220,407)

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 National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) will continue to maintain and enhance this national network of Justice Information Sharing Practitioners (JISP), a group of pioneering justice information sharing practitioners who explore options for communities of interest. The activities and services of JISP are guided and directed by the JISP Board of Directors. The goal of this project is to improve management of information sharing efforts nationwide by facilitating communications among practitioners and managers and reach out to all state and regional Criminal Justice Information Sharing Advisory Boards to exchange information and offer training, technical assistance, guidance and direction. JISP serves local, regional, national and tribal justice technology professionals through peer collaboration and facilitation and provides a virtual community for practitioners to share their experiences, document their successes, and enable direct communication through a single, cross-discipline venue.


Date Created: August 26, 2007