Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $175,000)
The Institute for Intergovernmental Research proposes a high-quality National Juvenile Justice Information Sharing Training and Technical Assistance (NJJIS TTA) Program that includes the following goals, objectives, and deliverables:
1. Training for the range of state, local, and tribal (SLT) juvenile justice-interested agencies on standards-based resources to enhance information sharing and solve at-risk youth service provision challenges, with a curriculum that includes existing solutions developed by OJJDP, the Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative (Global), and the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM). Training will increase practitioners' knowledge of the importance of information sharing across the range of services providers at all levels of government and will be delivered through up to five on-site, one-day academies. Targeted participants and locations will evidence the greatest need, greatest opportunity to effect meaningful change, and cost-efficiency.
2. Technical assistance (TA) to SLT jurisdictions to advance implementation of juvenile justice information sharing solutions, increasing the ability of youth-serving agencies to solve problems and provide coordinated services through enhanced information sharing. This will be achieved through up to ten tailored TA provisions, including three on-site deliveries.
3. Incorporation of juvenile justice community needs across national information sharing programs, facilitating technology solutions reuse and supporting implementations. Capitalizing on long-standing relationships with and management of national programs, IIR will work with Global and NIEM leadership to promote successful NJJIS TTA Program implementation. IIR will strengthen stakeholder partnerships and engage in outreach to promote the NJJIS TTA Program, including solicitation of TA requests.