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Navajo Nation Integrated Justice Information Sharing Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $300,000)

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 Navajo Nation Judicial Branch will implement this project funded under Category 6: Facilitating Justice Information Sharing. They will establish and expand a unified automated case management support to the courts, probation, corrections, prosecutors and public defenders; implement electronic based information exchanges between criminal justice entities; and establish an Automated Fingerpring Identification System (AFIS).


Date Created: September 25, 2007