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NCJ Number: NCJ 215786     Find in a Library
Title: Guidelines for Juvenile Information Sharing
  Document URL: PDF 
Corporate Author: Ctr for Network Development
United States of America
Date Published: 10/2006
Page Count: 37
  Annotation: This report discusses the importance and purposes of "juvenile information sharing" (information sharing among key agencies responsible for community safety and the health and well-being of at-risk youth and juvenile offenders) and presents guidelines for such information sharing.
Abstract: Key Federal agencies responsible for the health and well-being of America's youth have identified juvenile information sharing (JIS) as an essential tool for assisting juvenile justice, education, health, and other youth-serving agencies in improving their services for at-risk and delinquent youth and their families. JIS enables decisionmakers to access and exchange critical information electronically at key decision points, and it facilitates more efficient access to data and information from multiple locations. JIS also improves data quality and eliminates redundant data collection and entry. Achieving effective juvenile information sharing, however, requires a significant change in the information-sharing practices of many agencies. The JIS guidelines presented in this report are intended to achieve uniformity on appropriate information that can be shared among jurisdictions as well the mechanisms used for effective and efficient information-sharing. One chapter provides direction for establishing an effective JIS collaborative, as well as the management structure and project management. A second chapter guides youth-serving agencies through assessment, strategic planning and policy, and procedure development. These guidelines are designed to ensure the protection and security of private information about youth, families, and victims, while achieving cross-agency integration and interoperability. A third chapter recommends the implementation of JIS policies and procedures, training, and continuous quality improvement, so as to ensure effective juvenile information sharing. The final chapter suggests policies for transparency, openness, and public communication regarding JIS policies and procedures. A 39-item bibliography and a glossary
Main Term(s): Juvenile justice information systems
Index Term(s): Interagency cooperation ; Information processing ; Information dissemination ; Confidential records access ; Juvenile records confidentiality ; OJJDP grant-related documents ; Information Security
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Grant Number: 2000-JN-FX-K004
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
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United States of America
Type: Guideline
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: Downloaded January 16, 2007.
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