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

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OverviewTop  
The purpose of the National JIS Initiative is to increase the capacity of youth-serving agencies to exchange pertinent information by improving procedures and policies for secure information sharing across state, local and tribal governments and community based youth service programs. In FY 2009, the Center for Network Development (CND) will pilot the JIS Guidelines in two sites, a local juvenile justice assessment center and a state level collaboration. CND will also assess potential future sites for demonstration and implementation of the National JIS Initiative model.
FundingTop  
The juvenile information sharing project is supported through a cooperative agreement with OJJDP.
Training and Technical AssistanceTop  
To address the challenges and barriers to juvenile information sharing, multilevel instructional training and followup assistance efforts were developed to assist juvenile information sharing agency teams. Since 2001, more than 100 youth-serving agency teams representing 29 states and/or territories have received instructional or technical support.

Level one training workshops target juvenile information sharing teams that have established a formal, cross-sectoral working agreement among their partners. These workshops foster strategies to build multiple agency collaborations, confidentiality practices, and technology requirements needed to implement an effective juvenile information sharing system.

Level two training workshops target juvenile information sharing teams that have progressed beyond the strategic planning phase and are ready to implement integration methods, network security, and data integrity processes. This training advances existing collaborations and addresses technology practices, issues, and trends related to sustaining an effective juvenile information sharing system.

Technical support emphasizes strategies to effectively implement plans developed by participating workshop teams.
ContactsTop  
OJJDP Contact(s)

Kellie Dressler
Associate Administrator, Juvenile Justice System Improvement
202-514-4817
kellie.dressler@usdoj.gov

Dennis Mondoro
Senior Policy Advisor
202-514-3913
dennis.mondoro@usdoj.gov

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OJJDP Publication(s)
Establishing and Maintaining Interagency Information Sharing
Bulletin: Juvenile Accountability Block Grants Series, March 2000. Presents the necessary elements to develop and maintain an interagency information-sharing program to be used by representatives from juvenile courts, probation, social services, education, law enforcement, prosecution, and other juvenile justice partners who serve at-risk and delinquent youth. 16 pages. NCJ 178281.
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Guidelines for Juvenile Information Sharing
Report, October 2006. Provides comprehensive guidelines for State and local efforts to improve information sharing among key agencies involved with at-risk youth and juvenile offenders. Available online only. 37 pages. NCJ 215786.
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Information Sharing and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
Fact Sheet, July 1996. Presents information on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act as it relates to information sharing with schools; also describes OJJDP's information sharing initiatives. 2 pages. FS 9639.
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