Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $398,427)
The Justice Information Sharing Training and Technical Assistance (JIS TTA) Program supports the efforts of state, local, and tribal criminal justice agencies to adopt innovative justice information sharing solutions through the provision of training and technical assistance services. This program is funded under the Edward Byrne Memorial Competitive Grant Program (Byrne Competitive Program) and the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program. Authorized by Pub. L. No.113-76, , 128 Stat. 5, 62, the Byrne Competitive Program helps communities improve the functioning and capacity of their state and local criminal justice systems and provides for national support efforts including training and technical assistance programs strategically targeted to address local, state and tribal needs.
The RAND Corporation, in cooperation with the Bureau of Justice Assistance, will provide technical assistance and support to the Criminal Justice Technology Forecasting Group (CJTFG). The goals are to will assist CJTFG identify the major technology trends most likely to impact criminal justice practice significantly over the next 3-5 years; identify major opportunities and threats emerging from these trends; and identify technology needs and agency operations approaches in order to improve criminal justice outcomes.