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JRA - Justice Reference Architecture Services

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $750,000)

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 Integrated Justice Information Systems Institute, Inc. (IJIS) Institute will support of the Justice Reference Architecture 'JRA Services' project. They will identify high priority JRA services and define service models that will encourage systems to share information in a way that minimizes the dependencies of each system on the implementation of other systems within or among different justice agencies. IJIS will continue the promotion of information sharing standards and techniques among all levels of government ' federal, state, local, and tribal.


Date Created: September 13, 2007