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Implementing Privacy and Civil Liberties Protections for Information Sharing Practitioners

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $1,150,000)

The Justice Information Training and Technical Assistance (JIS TTA) is funded through the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. No. 113-235, 128 Stat 2130, 2192), 42 U.S.C. § 3796h, and via funding provided by the Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment. The program addresses a unique challenge facing criminal justice practitioners, namely the challenge of efficient and effective sharing of information between criminal justice agencies and their partners that is critical to preserving public safety and ensuring the fair and expeditious administration of justice . The program promotes innovation, improved efficiency and cost effectiveness, and leverages the collective evidence-based practices known to BJA and its research partners to enhance criminal justice policies and practice in ways that promote public safety and improve public trust.

Under the FY15 JIS TTA program, Category 2: Implementing Privacy and Civil Liberties Protections for Information Sharing Practitioners, the Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) will support the Information Sharing Environment (ISE) and related initiatives in the full implementation of the ISE Privacy Guidelines, in collaboration with BJA and the Program Manager for the ISE (PM-ISE). IIR will provide expert advice and substantive input on the entire array of P/CRCL requirements for PM-ISE as defined by IRTPA and other relevant authorities; supporting the Privacy and Civil Liberties subcommittee of the ISA IPC to implement the NSISS and other related ISE initiatives; promoting privacy policy adoption at the federal, state, and local levels of government and the private sector; and implementation of tools to standardize and streamline ISE agency compliance monitoring. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 21, 2015