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Wayne County Data Sharing Improvement Project

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $500,000)

The Congressionally Recommended Awards Program, authorized by the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects recommended by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-117, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 2010 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY2010 Department of Justice Appropriations Act.

The Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney's Office will improve data sharing between the county law enforcement agencies, the courts, and the prosecuting attorney's office. Currently, these agencies do not have data sharing capability, which results in redundant data entry and inefficient business processes. In addition, prosecutors are unable to access their own network from the courtroom. The proposed system will allow for the exchange of data between law enforcement, the prosecutor's office, and the courts and will increase efficiency and accuracy while decreasing costs and paper use. Assistant prosecuting attorneys will have access to their system and the court's records management system in the courtrooms. The prosecuting attorney's office will work in partnership with the Prosecuting Attorneys Coordinating Council/Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan and the State Court Administrative Office so that programming and processes can be transferred to jurisdictions throughout the state.


Date Created: July 22, 2010