Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $177,706)
The FY 2014 Justice Information Sharing (JIS) Solutions Implementation Program is funded under the Edward Byrne Memorial Competitive Grant Program (Byrne Competitive Program), the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, or external transfer from the Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment (PMISE). It is authorized by the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2014, Pub. L. No.113-76. BJA funds will support the implementation of justice information sharing solutions that address critical challenges currently faced by state, local, and tribal criminal justice agencies. The JIS solutions implemented under this program will support criminal justice policies, practices, and programs that are data-driven and evidence-based.
The Iowa Department of Corrections will build a secure, two-way exchange of information to close the gaps in treatment and provider information and to improve re-entry outcomes. The goal is to improve corrections-mental health information sharing to reduce relapse and recidivism by reentering citizens. CA/NCF