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Technology: Training & Technical Assistance

Information Technology Initiative – Training Opportunities
The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Bureau of Justice Assistance manages the Information Technology Initiative. This site is an easy-to-use, free access web site designed to give practitioners a centralized place to find information sharing and technology integration resources. The web site is specifically designed to serve the justice and public safety communities. The web site offers a variety of ways to access information and aims to assist practitioners as they search to find needed information.

Justice Information Exchange Model
The Justice Information Exchange Model© (JIEM) was developed by SEARCH, through funding from the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), to help jurisdictions across the country document their business information sharing requirements. JIEM enables stakeholder subject matter experts to work together to identify information sharing requirements. It provides a structured methodology and common language promoting a standard approach to information exchange analysis, leverages best practices from other jurisdictions by allowing users to easily import and customize information exchanges commonly used by other justice jurisdictions, communicates requirements to developers using tool outputs and reports, and reduces implementation time and cost. Initially designed for the justice community, JIEM has proven effective in non-justice government information sharing projects.

Access to JIEM, including training, is available at no cost, through funding from BJA. Visitors to the JIEM web site can sign up to get future announcements on the new JIEM Tool release, to learn of training opportunities, or to take a WebEx JIEM Quick-start Course. Note: Only individuals who have taken SEARCH training on JIEM and passed a certification exam may access the web-based JIEM Tool. If you are interested in taking SEARCH training, visit the SEARCH training web page.

National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center Training
The Center, funded by the U.S. Department of Justice National Institute of Justice, provides technical assistance and training on bomb detection technologies, crime mapping, and technologies for corrections.

Regional Community Policing Institutes (RCPIs)
The COPS-funded RCPIs provide comprehensive and innovative community policing education, training and technical assistance to COPS grantees throughout the nation. RCPIs develop innovative cutting edge curricula on emerging law enforcement issues to challenge and improve traditional training curricula.

SEARCH, the National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics, is a private, nonprofit organization that assists local, tribal, county, regional, and state justice and public safety agencies in improving the quality of justice and public safety. Its focus is on criminal history and information-sharing systems, information technology planning and implementation, communications interoperability, and cyber crime investigation. Services include expert technical assistance and training, resource development, public policy assistance, and model development.