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Performance Measurement for Justice Information System Projects

Top Ten Global Accomplishments

For detailed information on all BJA-sponsored training and technical assistance, visit BJA's Training & Technical Assistance page.

FY 2020 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Now Available

The FY 2020 CTAS opportunity provides federally recognized tribes and tribal consortia an opportunity to apply for funding to aid in developing a comprehensive and coordinated approach to public safety and victimization. View the solicitation, access frequently asked questions, and view additional resources. Apply by: February 25, 2020.

Funding Webinars – Participate and Access Materials

To assist potential applicants interested in applying for funding opportunities, BJA has hosted several solicitation-specific webinars as well as Grant Applicant Education Series webinars. Visit the BJA Funding Webinars page to learn about upcoming webinars and to access presentation files for and YouTube links to watch previously held webinars.

BJA Grant Applicant Education Series Webinars

BJA recently led a series of four educational webinars designed to assist potential applicants interested in applying for FY 2019 funding opportunities. Recordings of the webinars will soon be available to those who were unable to attend.

Justice Information Sharing Pre-RFP Toolkit Released

With support from BJA, the IJIS Institute has released the Justice Information Sharing Pre-Request For Proposals Toolkit. The third edition of this procurement resource provides state and local governments a resource to streamline acquisition of information technology systems.

Face Recognition Policy Development Template for State, Local, and Tribal Criminal Intelligence and Investigative Activities

This resource was developed by state, local, and federal law enforcement, privacy, and criminal justice partners to provide law enforcement, fusion centers, and other public safety agencies with a framework for developing face recognition policies that comply with applicable laws, reduce privacy risks, implement minimum required training for authorized users and examiners, and establish entity accountability and oversight.

BJA Funds Used to Help Develop Online Toolkit for Ohio Crime Victims

Read the Ohio Crime Victims' Rights Online Toolkit Success Story to see how BJA Justice Assistance Grant funds were used by the Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center to help create and launch the first state-run online resource to help victims understand their rights.

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Public Surveillance Cameras (Baltimore, Maryland)
Public surveillance systems include a network of cameras and components for monitoring, recording, and transmitting video images. The ultimate goal of installing public surveillance cameras throughout the city of Baltimore, Md., was to reduce the historically high levels of crime in the city.

Operation Impact (Newark, New Jersey)
A saturation foot-patrol initiative implemented in Newark, New Jersey, in 2008.

Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS)
The CAPS program brings police, local government agencies, and the community together to prioritize problems and prevention efforts in five Chicago, Illinois, neighborhoods.

Safe Street Teams (Boston, MA)
A place-based, problem-oriented policing strategy implemented by the Boston (Massachusetts) Police Department in response to a sudden increase in violent index crimes.

Gang Reduction Program (Los Angeles, California)
A comprehensive multiyear initiative to reduce youth gang crime and violence through a combination of primary prevention, secondary prevention, intervention, and suppression strategies.

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Information Sharing in Criminal Justice-Mental Health Collaborations: Working with HIPAA and Other Privacy Laws, Bureau of Justice Assistance, 2010. This guide introduces how federal and state laws likely influence practitioners' responses, specifically in reference to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability act of 1996 (HIPPA) and other privacy laws.

Improving the Administration of Justice in Tribal Communities Through Information Sharing and Resource Sharing, BJA-Sponsored, December 2010. This bulletin discusses challenges identified by three jurisdictional teams of justice personnel (tribal, state and federal) in establishing mechanisms for information and resource sharing.

Guide to Conducting Privacy Impact Assessments for State, Local, and Tribal Justice Entities, BJA-Sponsored, February 2009. In addition to an overview of the Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) process, this guide contains a template that leads policy developers through a series of appropriate PIA questions that evaluate the process through which personally identifiable information is collected, stored, protected, shared, and managed.

RISS National Gang Program: Combating Gang Activity Through Secure Communications and Information Sharing, (NCJ 234214), Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Institute for Intergovernmental Research, 2011. This brochure discusses the RISS National Gang Program.

Building Exchange Content Using the Global Justice XML Data Model: A User Guide for Practitioners and Developers, (NCJ 233416), Bureau of Justice Assistance, 2005. This User Guide provides information about Global Justice XML Data Model tools, resources, partners, terminology, and documentation.

Mission Possible: Strong Governance Structures for the Integration of Justice Information Systems, (NCJ 192278), Bureau of Justice Assistance, 2002. This report presents the methodology and findings from a study of the type, quality, and capability of existing justice information integration and governance structure models.
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Report of the National Task Force on Court Automation and Integration, (NCJ 177601), Bureau of Justice Assistance, 1999. This project is designed to develop coordinated automation and integration of court systems throughout the United States and to assess the current status of county and statewide information systems to direct future integration efforts.
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Keynote Presentations: 1999 Symposium on Integrated Justice Information Systems, (NCJ 178231), Bureau of Justice Assistance, 1999. This report contains the keynote and plenary presentations delivered at the 1999 Symposium on Integrated Justice Information Systems, which was designed to provide practical resources to agency executives, managers, and technologists in State and local justice agencies who are considering or are in the midst of implementing integrated justice information systems.

Bureau of Justice Assistance Evaluation Web Site; The First Year: An Annual Report, (NCJ 181250), Bureau of Justice Assistance, 1999. The Bureau of Justice Assistance's (BJA's) Evaluation Web Site is committed to building State and local evaluation capacity; the BJA will continue to develop the Evaluation Web Site to meet the needs of criminal justice planners and practitioners well into the 21st century.

System Integration: Issues Surrounding Integration of County-Level Justice Information Systems, (NCJ 156841), Bureau of Justice Assistance, 1996. This report discusses issues associated with the development of integrated computer systems to serve more efficiently and effectively the information needs of all participants in the justice system at the county level.

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