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Increasing Information Sharing Effectiveness: A Capability Assessment Model for the Justice Enterprise


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Information Technology Initiatives
The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Information Technology (IT) Initiatives Web site is an Internet-based resource that enables justice practitioners at all levels of government to access timely and useful information about technology integration processes, initiatives, and technological developments. The Web site provides such information as integration profiles for states, case studies, system descriptions and overviews, funding approaches, and models of integrated systems.

Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative
The mission of the Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative Advisory Committee is the efficient sharing of data among justice entities. The initiative represents more than thirty independent organizations spanning the spectrum of law enforcement, judicial, correctional, and related bodies, and aids its member organizations and the people they serve through a series of important initiatives.

Justice Standards Clearinghouse
The Clearinghouse is a repository of standards and specifications that helps practitioners increase the nation's safety. This dynamic Web site was developed as part of the U.S. Department of Justice interoperability effort to facilitate information sharing. The Web site captures existing standards and alerts users of new or emerging standards. It also provides comment areas for users to offer support for the listed standards.

Justice XML Data Model
The Global Justice XML Data Model represents a significant milestone in the process of developing appropriate standards for expressing the baseline data needs of the justice and public safety communities and their related partners. Approximately 16,000 justice and public safety-related data elements were collected from various local and state government sources. These were analyzed and reduced to around 2,000 unique data elements that were then incorporated into about 300 data objects or reusable components. The standardization of the core components resulted in significant potential for increased interoperability among and between justice and public safety information systems.