Colorado is obviously capable of carrying out long-term planning. CIO Robert Feingold just posted a four-year technology plan on the state Web site. And Feingold said that most of the original deliverables for CICJIS have been "delivered" since it went live in 1996.
"There were 60 original deliverables," he said, "representing 60 different types of information transferred between some or all of the five participating agencies: adult corrections, juvenile corrections, the court system, the DA's office, and all local law enforcement offices. Fifty-eight of those original deliverables have been completed -- a real milestone for the project."
Feingold also said the disposition matching rate -- where an arrest noted in the system is matched with a final disposition of the case -- exceeds 80 percent in CICJIS, while the national average is about 30 percent. Even before Sept. 11, he said, "Most people came to the conclusion that the investment they made in CICJIS was a good one, it was providing a benefit to the state."
Arizona Data Integration
"Our legislators are deeply interested in law enforcement, and those things tend to get funded first," said Patrick. She said there are a number of interagency projects in the works. "Right now we're doing a new online computerized criminal history, a statewide repository of arrests and dispositions of charges for all people arrested in the state, so not only is that cross-jurisdictional, but that also is going to tie back into the social services and child protective services areas."
Patrick said that the Motor Vehicles Department and the Phoenix Police Department and state Department of Public Safety are piloting an automated accident reporting system, which ties back into the integrated criminal justice system.
Patrick said the state courts are doing some groundbreaking work, as well. "Jurors get a card to swipe when they come in and get their schedule. It will calculate distance from their home to pay transportation costs, give them a per diem for lunch, and they can swipe the card and get the money - when they come in."
Patrick credits the work the courts are doing for much of the state's progress in integrating justice data. "An important focus for us is not only what's happening within law enforcement," said Patrick, "but how we can pull that information out and make safety a broader issue."
Acting Kansas CIO Bruce Roberts said some of the same things that worked well in social services also helped propel the state forward in law enforcement and the courts, moving up to first place from last year's ninth-place finish. He notes the "survivable governance model" and "interagency applications with a high level of respect for how we can work with one another.
"Our CJIS application criminal justice information system for Kansas is another keystone application for interagency work. [It] crosses six or seven agencies and is an integrating application," he said.
"The governance model used for CJIS is a roles-based collaborative model, and it meets the needs of the enterprise and encourages a lot of collaboration and recognition that there are opportunities rather than constraints. After working that way for some years, there is a kind of collaborative energy among the players and a confidence that they can get these things done."
Sandy Chalmers, spokeswoman for the Wisconsin Department of Electronic Government, said the state has a scripts pilot under way that will enable law enforcement, district attorneys and the courts to exchange data electronically. Currently, it is operating in Iowa and Jefferson counties,