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Justice Information Exchange Modeling (JIEM) Program and NIEM Tools Support

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $466,147)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Competitive Program: National Initiatives, administered by the Office of Justice Programs' (OJP) 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 FY 2008, the program will focus on funding local, regional, and national efforts within five major categories: 1) preventing crime and drug abuse; 2) enhancing local law enforcement; 3) enhancing local courts; 4) enhancing local corrections and offender reentry; and 5) facilitating justice information sharing.

The SEARCH Group Inc. will implement the Justice Information Exchange Modeling (JIEM) Program and National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) Tools Support project under Category 5: Facilitating Justice Information Sharing. JIEM offers practitioners a unique and no-cost capability to accomplish one of the key steps to successful information sharing: the capture of information exchange requirements. JIEM provides methodology and tool improvements, training, technical assistance, and research to practitioners in the field. The SEARCH Group will continue to train additional practitioners and industry members on use of the JIEM methodology and tool (including e-learning), obtain feedback from JIEM users via the JIEM Steering Committee, and promote best practices of information sharing through JIEM research. They will implement practitioner-driven features in the JIEM methodology and tool, including linkages with emerging NIEM tools and improved support for privacy requirements, and conducting program outreach activities.


Date Created: September 28, 2008