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Information Sharing to Prevent Juvenile Delinquency: A Training and Technical Assistance Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $499,770)

The Center for Network Development is implementing the next phase of Juvenile information sharing (JIS) which acts as a bridge for obtaining need-to-know information within collaboratives to assist juvenile justice, education, health, law enforcement and youth-serving agencies in deciding appropriate outcomes for at-risk youth, their families and communities. Guidelines developed in FY05 will be introduced as a tool in training workshops and on-line.

An enhanced Level 2 curriculum that incorporates the JIS Guidelines will be delivered in regional settings for qualified state and local jurisdictional teams. The development of a juvenile XML prototype will also be initiated. Up to three promising collaboratives will be identified through a survey of 15-20 advanced JIS collaboratives. The site selection criteria will include: 1) an operational and effective collaborative of multiple agencies that serve juvenile offenders, and/or at risk youth and families with structure, resources, and agreements to implement JIS, 2) a dedicated JIS project management capacity, 3) agencies with systems that collect data that is needed for decision makers, 4) an agreement to contribute program, policy and technology staff and resources to development of a juvenile XML model, 5) the ability to dedicate the time and resources to cooperate in partnership to develop a JIS XML data model for use in an information sharing, demonstration/pilot event, 6) sites that have completed a full analysis and assessment of confidentiality, privacy protections, security and technology, 7) data to be shared, documented applicable laws, and determined confidentiality practices and policies that protect privacy and support data exchange, and 8) has the resources and commitment to fully implement a JIS strategy.

Progress will monitored based on surveys used to measure the selected sites' ability to build capacity and its ability to use information for the development of key data exchanges based on the implementation plan.

Date Created: September 17, 2006