Clearinghouse of Publications Related to JIS:
What Do Youth and Parents/Guardians Think About Information Sharing?
National Juvenile Information Sharing Initiative
Stephanie Rondenell – Center for Network Development, Christine Duclos, PhD, JSI Research and Training Institute
The Family/Youth Involvement Subcommittee of the Colorado Children and Youth Information Sharing Collaborative (CCYIS), one of the pilot sites of the NJISI, was charged with planning incorporation of youth and family perspectives. Subcommittee members, with the help of JSI, developed the recruitment strategy, facilitation protocol, and the semi-structured focus group interview guides. Ten discussion groups (5 youth and 5 adult) were held in the early summers
of 2010 and 2011. The outcome of these interviews have been compiled and placed in this report. The family and youth perspective radiates throughout the report and provides us with recommendations and insight on how families and youth in crisis expect to be treated and how they expect their information to be shared. To download a printable version, click here.
The Important-But- Risky Business of Information Sharing
Stephanie Rondenell, Executive Director, Center for Network Development
“Information sharing” is usually associated with technology. The sharing of inform ai ton is defined as the process of exchanging data among various agencies' or organizations' through computer systems and, the information can be located almost anywhere - even in a cloud.
A federal initiative – called the National Juvenile Information Sharing Initiative (NJISI) – sponsored by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and managed by the Center for Network Development (CND) is a training and technical assistance project designed to build state and local jurisdictions’ capacity to plan and successfully implement information sharing through standardized, proven practices and policies through guidelines developed specifically for at risk youth and juvenile justice agencies. To download a printable version, click here.
NJISI Readiness Assessment Results: NJISI Project Advances Locally, Regionally & Nationally
Stephanie Rondenell, Executive Director, Center for Network Development, Christine Duclos, Ph.D.
In 2010 and 2011, a NJISI Readiness Assessment was disseminated to over 132 representatives in 53 locations that are in various stages of developing or implementing electronic juvenile information sharing. This assessment identified the top challenges and technical assistance needs for state or local juvenile justice collaboratives addressing at risk youth. Through this readiness assessment, participating sites—representing 36 states and territories —identified technical assistance needs in all three key components of NJISI: collaboration, governance development and support; privacy and confidentiality constraints; and, technology using the juvenile justice data model (JJXDM)
and the National Information Exchange Model - NIEM. The results also ascertained challenges to implementation, such as training, access to needed resources, and collaboration between local communities and the JISI program as a whole. To download a printable version of this article, click here.
Juvenile Information Sharing Guidelines:
State and local jurisdictions across the United States are working to improve information sharing among key agencies responsible for community safety and the health and wellbeing of at-risk youth and juvenile offenders. These juvenile justice and other youth-serving agencies often have difficulty receiving timely and reliable information needed for conducting assessments and determining appropriate supervision, sanctions, incentives,and services for youth.
In response, OJJDP endorsed the development of JIS guidelines through a collaborative agreement with the Center for Network Development, as a critical step toward achieving agreement on appropriate information to share within jurisdictions and as mechanisms for effective and efficient information sharing.
Reports: Juvenile Justice
Juvenile Integrated Information Sharing Focus Group Summary Report
Prepared by: Center for Network Development
Date: March 2002
This summary report contains views and observations of participants in the August 21-22, 2001 Focus Group on Juvenile Integrated Information Sharing held in Denver, Colorado.
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Have You Asked a Parent Yet? Parent Involvement in MIS Design
Parents and caregivers of children with complex needs have proved useful in the design of management information systems MIS, JIS. Adding parents and caregivers to the network of individuals collaborating offers more accurate and comprehensive data. They offer information which can emphasize real life issues which increases the effectiveness of the system.
Printed with permission by Susan Amero, Data Manager, Wings for Children and Families, Inc., Maine.
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DOJ and HHS Release Publication to Help Communities Address Children's Exposure to Violence
The U.S. Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services have jointly released, "Evidence-Based Practices for Children Exposed to Violence: A selection from Federal Databases." The publication summarizes findings from federal reviews of research studies and program evaluations to help communities improve outcomes for children exposed to violence. It cites evidence-based practices that practitioners and policy makers can use to implement prevention services and activities for these children.
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Positive Youth Justice
The Coalition for Juvenile Justice has produced a report proposing that positive youth development could be utilized in order to design interventions to youth in the juvenile justice system. The proposed matrix is a guide with potential to transform the juvenile justice system as well as the youth.
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