Improving School Safety through Information Sharing


The Silicon Valley Regional Data Trust was founded in 2015, with the intent of establishing a network of sharing and trust across a three-county area. SVRDT brings together data from numerous public agencies that service children and families, including education (public school districts), public health, child and family services, mental health, juvenile justice/probation, and education technology companies. In the interest of school safety, and with the use of advanced data analytics, SVRDT will create a personal blueprint for students that clarifies the myriad factors influencing their lives and improves the effectiveness of services and academic outcomes for all children, but especially for children of poverty.

The IJIS Institute is currently working with SVRDT on the execution of the policy framework and technical infrastructure for the SVRDT information sharing environment and data management. IJIS is leveraging our technical expertise to create a conceptual interoperability framework that can work for SVRDT but also be replicated in other regions. IJIS provides the project and technical management expertise in the common policy framework, defining data management and safeguarding requirements, and is providing ongoing consultation, research, and development of data sharing agreements. For more information on the SVRDT project and how it can be replicated in your jurisdiction, contact us at

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Reentry Information Sharing Pilot Sites

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RxCheck Hub

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Supporting Health and Human Services Interoperability

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Child Care Background Checks

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Fusion Center Technology Assistance Program

The IJIS Institute partnered with the U.S. Departments of Justice and Homeland Security in delivering the Bureau of Justice Assistance-sponsored Fusion Center Technology Assistance (TA) Program. …

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Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative (NSI)

State, local, tribal, and federal partners, along with several national law enforcement organizations, collaborated to develop the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative (NSI), a national …

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