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FY 2004 OJJDP Congressional Earmark Programs
Hawaii's Juvenile Justice Information System

Award Information

Award #
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2004, $418,549)

Hawaii's Juvenile Justice Information System (JJIS) is a statewide information system that combines juvenile offender information from police, prosecutors, Family Court and youth correctional facility. It serves all juvenile justice agencies in Hawaii. The JJIS was designed in the 1980s and is sorely in need of a technology update. To date, the JJIS has fulfilled its role in helping agencies track juveniles through the justice system, but the potential for research has not been exploited. This project addresses both issues. Through the Request for Proposals method of procurement, an expert vendor will be hired to produce a detail needs assessment and requirements document with recommendations for the necessary technology updates. At the same time, a juvenile justice research analyst will be hired for the purpose of providing information to the policy-makers in the juvenile justice agencies. Progress will be measured by the execution of a contract for the technology update, the hiring of a researcher, the review and acceptance of the vendor's document, and the delivery of research reports to agency policy-makers. By successfully addressing these issues, Hawaii's JJIS will be a more useful resource in helping the juvenile justice agencies accomplish their important missions.NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 11, 2004