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Whatcom County Multi-Jurisdictional Criminal Justice Data Integration Project

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2003, $993,500)

The Whatcom County "data integration" project was developed to create an 'information sharing network' for justice system practitioners. It will lay the foundation for a fully integrated adult and juvenile justice system, that has its offender-based processes linked together and supported by a smooth flow of information. This system, once fully implemented, will result in real-time sharing of data that enhances public safety and eliminates processing bottlenecks. Justice system practitioners within the county government, could share data entry responsibilities, data verification and editing, data-base use for day-to-day operations, and aggregate justice system data for proactive planning" and budgeting. In short, a system that would share much of the information needed by each agency for the day to day processing of offenders in the criminal justice system. It will create tangible benefits for communities by having criminal justice agencies work together to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operations by using information technology.


Date Created: September 29, 2003