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Illinois Integrated Justice Information System: Strategic Plan, 2003-2004

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76 pages
This Strategic Plan for the Illinois Integrated Justice Information System (IIJIS) presents strategies for achieving the goal of integrating Illinois justice information, thus enabling justice practitioners to share complete, accurate, timely, and accessible information.

First, this Strategic Plan proposes the creation of a Governing Body, composed of major stakeholders, to oversee and guide the development, implementation, and evaluation of initiatives in electronic justice information sharing. This Governing Body must be authorized by statute to set goals and objectives for integrated justice information systems, to foster communication and collaboration with justice stakeholders, to coordinate the funding of integration efforts, and to maintain public accountability of the justice system. Second, relevant information must be collected in an automated fashion and electronically shared among appropriate justice, public safety, and governmental agencies and courts. Third, the information system developed must serve justice, public safety, and homeland security needs while protecting privacy, preventing unauthorized disclosures of information, and allowing appropriate public access. Fourth, the development of the integrated justice information system will require the coordination of integration funding and other resources among national, State, and local participants in order to promote collaboration and minimize the duplication of efforts. Fifth, standards/regulations must be established for data-sharing and infrastructure development. Sixth, justice information-sharing must be facilitated through secure, reliable, effective, and efficient information technology. This will require that the existing information technology infrastructure be expanded, enhanced, and maintained. Seventh, because of the consequences of decisionmaking throughout the justice and public-safety enterprise, there must be an accurate, reliable, and rapid identification of authorized users of the system by means of biometric technologies. Cost-effective technological applications must be identified, and any legal or public-policy barriers regarding their use documented. For each of these strategic issues, this report specifies strategic goals, with the objectives, outcomes, and performance measures specified for each goal. Appended committee structure and composition, the scenario for information sharing in Illinois, gap analysis summary, ongoing projects summary, and proposed legislation empowering the IIJIS Governing Body

Date Published: January 1, 2004