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Increasing Knowledge of National Standards and Models for Justice Information Sharing

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $237,928)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Competitive Program: National Initiatives, administered by the Office of Justice Programs' Bureau of Justice Assistance, 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 National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) will implement the National Standards and Models for Justice Information Sharing project under category 5: facilitating justice information sharing. NCJA will improve the capacity and management of information sharing efforts nationwide by facilitating communication among justice technology practitioners and managers, and offering training, technical assistance, guidance, and direction regarding national standards and model approaches.


Date Created: September 28, 2008