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NCJ Number: 250712 Find in a Library
Title: Creating an Arrest Alert System: Developing the Technology
Author(s): Jethro Antoine; Natalie Reyes
Corporate Author: Center for Court Innovation
United States of America

Assoc of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA)
United States of America
Date Published: December 2016
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: Assoc of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA)
Washington, DC 20036
Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
Center for Court Innovation
New York, NY 10018
Grant Number: 2013-DB-BX-0043
Sale Source: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Instructional Material; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This third in a series of five fact sheets on the planning, design, implementation, and maintenance of an arrest alert system (AAS) focuses on the technological aspects of creating and implementing an AAS.
Abstract: The first step is for the prosecutor’s office to create a planning team that will manage and facilitate planning and implementing the AAS. The core planners should be prosecutors and information technology experts. The project manager should be familiar with the technology required to develop an AAS and be proficient in delegating and coordinating tasks and setting deadlines. The second step is to formulate a statement of the technology problem and conduct a needs assessment. This involves the use of information technology experts, who will survey the jurisdiction’s technology infrastructure and determine the types of computers, servers, network, and other relevant features that are in place. The planning team should examine existing information-sharing arrangements with partner agencies to determine whether a new memorandum of understanding should be signed for new uses of data under an AAS. The third step is to document how the system currently works, which involves information technology experts analyzing and documenting the processes already in place, including the organizational, hardware, and software infrastructure. The fourth step is to create a design document for the new system. The remaining four steps are to conduct a gap analysis and create a work plan and budget; build the system; train users on the system; and maintain the system.
Main Term(s): Information Systems and Technology
Index Term(s): Administrative planning; BJA Grant-related Documents; BJA Resources; Change management; Multidisciplinary Teams; Prosecutor training; Prosecutorial screening; Prosecutors Management Information System
Note: For related documents, see NCJ-25708-11 and NCJ-250713.
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