WASHINGTON—The National Governors Association (NGA) today announced the states selected for a policy academy, Next Generation Justice Information Sharing, aimed at helping states improve their capabilities to share justice information.
The policy academy will help the selected states Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, Pennsylvania and Puerto Rico develop policy frameworks that focus on improving efficiency, security, reusability and scalability of the information systems that support their justice systems. Through the project, states will develop plans to assist them in improving justice information sharing in key areas, including:
- Enhancement of privacy and information quality safeguards;
- Adoption of uniform standards;
- Development of reusable business processes; and
- Implementation of effective security practices.
“This planning grant allows the Kansas Criminal Justice Information System Advances to formulate a plan to bring applications developed over the past 10 years under a single umbrella, enabling them to extend electronic capabilities and delivery information more efficiently,” said Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback. “We look forward to working with NGA’s staff in this effort.”
The selected states will participate in two policy academy meetings, an in-state policy workshop and a final capstone presentation; and will receive targeted technical assistance from NGA Center for Best Practices staff and a national faculty of justice information sharing experts.
The Next Generation Justice Information Sharing Policy Academy will begin January 2012 and end October 2012 and is supported by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance.
For more information, please visit http://www.nga.org/cms/center/hsps.
Founded in 1908, the National Governors Association (NGA) is the collective voice of the nation’s governors and one of Washington, D.C.’s most respected public policy organizations. Its members are the governors of the 50 states, three territories and two commonwealths. NGA provides governors and their senior staff members with services that range from representing states on Capitol Hill and before the Administration on key federal issues to developing and implementing innovative solutions to public policy challenges through the NGA Center for Best Practices. For more information, visit www.nga.org.