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Charging Service Specification, Version 1.0

Global Standards Council
Date Published
August 2013
Publication Series

The Charging Service will assist justice agencies by supporting more efficient and effective sharing of charging information including bill of information and complaints, and indictments to appropriate agencies and individuals within the justice system. The service will obtain charging information from a particular system (e.g. law enforcement) and send it to other criminal justice agencies as appropriate (e.g. courts, prosecutors) in an effort to increase the accuracy and timeliness of sharing the initial charging information. The exchange will provide data such as charge date, charge(s), and agency/entity.

NOTE:  To fully review the purpose, scope, capability offered and real-world effect(s) this service specification intends to address, we invite your full review of the associated Service Description Document (SDD).  It can be located by first downloading the service specification zip file on this webpage followed by navigating to the “artifacts” folder.  There you’ll discover the corresponding SDD for this service. 

Date Published: August 5, 2013