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A successful effort to improve justice information integration depends on convincing leaders at all levels of government of the importance and benefits of integration. The US Department of Justice, through the Office of Justice Programs, commissioned CTG to provide a guide for developing an effective business case to present to those leaders. The result was a Guide for making an effective business case for integration projects to elected leaders and senior executives.

The Guide is based on:

  • A reconnaissance study of the information integration issues, barriers, and resources typical at different levels of government and in different kinds of agency and community settings.
  • An intergovernmental workshop to establish what should be in a business case and strategies for presenting it.
  • Analysis of the requirements for preparing a multifaceted business case for use in different settings.

The Guide also includes links and references to a rich set of resources to support integration project planning and business case development.