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Integrated Justice Information System Survey Findings

NCJ Number
ICJIA Research Bulletin Volume: 2 Issue: 2 Dated: August 2003 Pages: 1-8
Mark Myrent; Robert Lombardo; Wil Nagel
Date Published
August 2003
8 pages
This report presents findings from a survey examining the current state of integrated justice and the state of information management and sharing practice among criminal justice organizations in Illinois.
In an attempt to describe both agency-level automation and the state of justice information sharing in Illinois, the Justice Information Management Survey was sent to over 400 agencies, including municipal police departments, sheriffs’ offices, state’s attorneys’ offices, circuit court clerks’ offices, and probation departments to gather information on the types of data that are routinely exchanged by criminal justice agencies. A total of 239 agencies responded to the survey. Highlights of the survey findings include: (1) 74 percent of the responding agencies indicated that they maintained some form of computerized records management system; (2) connectivity to the circuit court clerk’s office was the most frequently stated integration need; (3) of the 1,139 types of information exchanges between criminal justice agencies documented from this survey, 91 percent were paper-based, with urban areas accounting for most of the electronic transfers uncovered; and (4) of the 86 different categories of information surveyed, 24 of the data types accounted for 70 percent of the information transferred. Figures