The National Governor’s Association has created a report which presents best practices to help state prevent the unauthorized disclosure of sensitive personal data through justice information systems. The report lays out multiple policy options to establish privacy protections and limitations on how information is accessed by agencies. Read the entire story here: http://www.hstoday.us/briefings/today-s-news-analysis/single-article/info-sharing-privacy-policy-guidelines-for-states-issued-by-governors-association/5bf6839ff11037ed07d25a02f06049a9.html
Ohio Juvenile Sex Offender Ruling Spotlights National Policy
The state of Ohio will no longer request juvenile sex offenders to register as sex offenders for life. The state’s Supreme Court ruled parts of the Ohio Adam Walsh Act unconstitutional since requiring lifetime registration is cruel and unusual punishment. View this article at: http://jjie.org/ohio-juvenile-sex-offender-ruling-spotlights-national-policy/82025
Juvenile Justice Aid Faces More Cuts in New Federal Spending Plans
Federal funding in the support of juvenile justice agencies is expected to be cut once again. The current Federal aid has already fallen 50% and is currently at its lowest point in decades. The current proposal would cut funding to $209 million which is less than half of the budget for fiscal year 2010. Read more about this proposal at: http://jjie.org/juvenile-justice-aid-faces-more-cuts-federal-spending-plans/82535
Richards unveils bill on juvenile information sharing
Representative John Richards of Milwaukee has introduced a bill requiring juvenile officials to share probation records with law enforcement and others in the criminal justice system. The bill would allow officers stopping juveniles on the street to have easy access to find out if that juvenile is on probation. Read the entire story here: http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/137536318.html
CIO Seeks ways to Replace Legacy System
An analysis of the State of Colorado’s IT systems has confirmed that over half are more than a decade old. CIO, Kristen Russell has found that many of the IT systems are even older and are at risk of failure. Some of the technology is so old that only the senior most officials know how to use it, and many of them are set to retire in the next year. The encouraging news is that multiple states have begun to work together in order to develop systems that they can share. Read more: http://www.govtech.com/policy-management/CIOs-Seek-Ways-to-Replace-Legacy-Systems.html
Shared and Regional services are on the Rise
Oregon, Utah, Montana and Colorado have begun looking to cloud technology in order to cut costs of updating technology solutions. The idea is to share resources from neighboring governments in order to be more efficient with funding. The concept is currently being tested with GIS data but the hope is to expand to other areas. View the article at: http://www.govtech.com/pcio/Shared-and-Regional-Services-Are-on-the-Rise.html
Health Information Exchange
Orion Health and Saint Vincent’s Health Care will be working together to connect systems and share clinical data and communications with community providers. The portal will provide a single view of a patient between facilities. Orion’s system will integrate information across a range of disparate software systems and help achieve meaningful use requirements. For more information go to: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/st-vincents-healthcare-chooses-orion-health-for-health-information-exchange-2011-12-19
Out of the Gang, but in the database
This article relates the stories of individuals who have been labeled as gang members in the Illinois state LEADS database. In some cases these individuals haven’t had gang contact in over 10 years, but they are still labeled in the database and are questioned any time they make contact with the police. Read their stories here: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20120109/news/701099947/
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