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And Justice for All: Designing Your Business Case for Integrating Justice Information

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Introduction

1. Getting ready: Data gathering & analysis

2. Designing the argument: Approach, rationale & strategy

3. Presenting your business case: Audience, focus & method

Appendix A. Tools for creating a clear & compelling case

Appendix A.1 Tools for assessing your current situation & comparing it to others

Appendix A.2 Tools for articulating a vision & choosing specific objectives

Appendix A.3 Tools for identifying & understanding your audience(s)

Appendix A. 4 Tools for identifying & evaluating options

Appendix A.5 Tools for organizing your argument

Appendix B. Examples

Appendix C. Useful Links: Integration References & Their URLS

Appendix D. References

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And Justice for All: Designing Your Business Case for Integrating Justice Information
Mon, 01 May 2000
Anthony Cresswell, Mark LaVigne, Stephanie Simon, Sharon Dawes, David Connelly, Shrilata Nath, and James Ruda
 
Public safety is a huge issue in the United States. Agencies can help make our communities safer by quickly and easily sharing accurate, timely information about cases going through the justice system. Integrated justice information systems are the vehicle for such enhanced information exchange.
This guidebook offers a series of lessons and tools that justice officials can use to build business cases to win support and funding for integrated justice information systems. The business case blueprint leads readers through the analysis, design, and presentation of business cases tailored to specific projects and audiences. The guidebook also contains appendices of useful tools, references, examples, and resources.
In addition to the full report, you can also see an Executive Briefing.
* This project was supported by Award No. 1999-LD-VX-K004 awarded by the Office of Justice Programs, US Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice.