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Regional Information Sharing Conference Series

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $654,884)

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 SEARCH Group Inc. will facilitate justice information sharing by providing a series of four Regional Information Sharing Conferences that will provide up to 600 justice practitioners with an opportunity to learn best practices, network with their peers, and understand standards, tools and technologies for information sharing. The objective of these proposed conference series is for attendees to gain an understanding of how to plan, manage and implement solutions for the sharing of justice and public safety information. The SEARCH Group will also provide direct, on-site, and focused technical assistance to conference attendees.


Date Created: September 3, 2007