Technology Assistance Efforts

The IJIS Institute offers technology assistance (TA) to state and local jurisdictions to assist with the planning and implementation of information sharing projects in the justice, public safety, and homeland security domains. We leverage the expertise and experience of private sector information technology firms and provide objective and cost-effective technology recommendations and solutions to decision makers and project stakeholders.

The following library contains the states in which abstracts from the TA reports produced as a result of the many IJIS Institute TA engagements. 

Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center

The IJIS Institute provided qualified experts selected from its staff and industry membership for this engagement. These consultants represented IJIS Institute member companies that possess the required experience and expertise in law enforcement, justice, public safety, victim information and notification systems, relevant technologies and product sets, and the applicable information sharing standards and capabilities.

The end result of the engagement is this TA Report (inclusive of the findings and recommendations) that will help prepare ACJIC for moving forward. More specifically, the engagement provided a high-level review of ACJIC’s current CAN/VNS architecture and capability in preparation for enhancement of the current technology capabilities to meet the future operational expectations. 


Alabama South West Integrated Criminal Justice System

The consultants provided an assessment of the COMPIS System’s Ability to serve as a Regional Record Management System. In order to accomplish the goal of establishing COMPIS as a regional record management system there are two primary issues that had to be addressed. The first was to ascertain if COMPIS could stand-alone. The second critical issue was to ascertain if COMPIS could serve as a multi jurisdictional system.


As part of the TA engagement, the IJIS Institute performed a three-day site visit in Anchorage, Alaska. The site visit consisted of a series of meetings with various MAJIC representatives. Specific topics that were discussed during the meetings included the goals and objectives of
IEPDs, the development of a domain model for criminal charge filing and disposition exchanges, GJXDM Mappings, and the development of GJXDM schemas (Subset Schema, Constraint Schema, and Extension Schema).

The IJIS Institute TA Team used a “hands-on tutorial” approach during the site visit to assist MAJIC in defining the various activities and deliverables required to develop reusable IEPDs
and to identify the best practices and appropriate methodology for building XML schemas compliant with the Global Justice XML Data Model (GJXDM). The scope of this TA was not to build a complete IEPD, but to review the prerequisites, staffing requirements, best practices, and methodologies required to complete comprehensive IEPDs.

In addition, the IJIS Institute TA Team and MAJIC also developed a preliminary Charge Tracking IEPD that conformed to guidelines published by the XML Structure Task Force (XSTF). The preliminary IEPD represents only a partial set of information required for the charge tracking exchange and is meant to provide MAJIC with a starting point.

At the end of the tutorial session, feedback was solicited and next steps were discussed. One of the major feedback items provided by MAJIC was the need to encapsulate the tutorial process conducted during the workshop into a “primer document.” The primer document could be used as a guide for the MAJIC team to finish the Charge Tracking exchange and their other


Arizona Criminal Justice Commission

As part of the TA project, the IJIS Institute performed a site visit in Phoenix, Arizona, on June 1-3, 2005. As part of the TA project, the IJIS Institute created a TA report that presents the observations and recommendations that were provided to ACJC representatives during the site visit. Specific topics that were discussed during the site visit included:

  • Defining the project scope
  • Identifying a project methodology
  • Meet GJXDM requirements
  • XML schema and subset design
  • Best practices to maintain and manage the XML version of the
  • Arizona Revised Statutes codes
  • Sharing the XML version of the ARS codes nationally

Navajo Nation Integrated Justice Information Sharing Project


Arkansas Integrated Justice Information Systems Council

As part of the Technology Assistance project, the IJIS Institute completed a document review
and a three-day site visit in Faulkner County. It was quickly noticed that although the project is
currently experiencing operational challenges resulting in a decreased efficiency, it can be
concluded that the pilot project is a technical success. Information is currently being shared
among the participating agencies.

IJIS Council TA

California Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement

This TA was to help identify any defects that might exist in this early NIEM release.

CBNE (March)

CBNE & NBoP TA (June-1)

CBNE (June-2)

CBNE & NBoP TA(Sept/Oct)

Santa Clara County Information Services Department 

SCC ISD requested a TA to review and validate the analysis and design documents previously prepared by CJIJ legacy staff. 


San Luis Obispo County

Given the Client’s request above, the professional services provided to the County of San Luis
Obispo by the IJIS Institute included the following:
• an evaluation of current technologies and recommended technology improvements
for each agency; and,
• educate San Luis Obispo County Justice Agencies on technologies used to share
information across diverse technology platforms.



Colorado Integrated Justice Information Systems Institute

Assistance on the State of Colorado’s technology approach to the implementation of integrated justice.

CICJIS TA Abstract

Connecticut Intelligence Center

Assistance for preparing for enhancement of the current technology capabilities to meet future operational expectations. 


National Capital Region Interoperability Program

Assistance for the development of an integration strategy for the Interoperability Program. 

NCR Interoperability Program TA

Information Technology Visioning Session

The Atlanta Police Foundation requested assistance in the facilitation of an Information Technology Visioning session. 

IT Visioning Session

Judiciary of Guam

The Judiciary of Guam requested the TA to assess and provide recommendations to improve the functionality of Guam’s Virtual Computerized Criminal History System (VCCH). With the overall goal of becoming Interstate Identification Index (III or Triple I) complaint, Guam is seeking to build its existing operating system in order to improve the quality, timeliness, and accuracy of criminal history records. The Judiciary of Guam, alongside local law enforcement agencies, has worked diligently to develop an automated infrastructure that will improve the timeliness, completeness, accuracy, and accessibility of their criminal justice information systems. 

Guam TA Abstract

Department of Attorney General

Assistance for the development of an integration strategy for juvenile justice information systems.

Hawaii TA Abstract

Winnebago County, Illinois Court & Case Management

Technical assistance was provided in the form of a review of the Court and Case management SRD and provide feedback resulting from the review. 

Winnebago TA

Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority

A review of basic technologies available to achieve the goals of the portal and the CLEAR interface projects. 


Information Sharing Capacity Review, Cook County

Review of technology infrastructure/systems, identified exchanges, and strategic plan and assist in the development of a framework for information sharing and an integration plan. 

Information Sharing Capacity Review (Cook County)

TA Engagement Report Abstract(Cook County)

DuPage County, TA Engagement Report

The principal goals of this TA were to define the current problem and assess the situation. 

DuPage TA Abstract

Iowa Department of Public Safety

Assessment of current technology environment and enhancing data sharing.

TA Report

New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation

The IJIS Institute performed a site visit in New Orleans rom August 28th through September 24th and conducted a series of meeting with key project stakeholders. The IJIS Institute consultants reviewed of Business Activities and Technical Activities.


Review and Assessment of the LA Supreme Court 

LASC requested technical assistance to provide an overall assessment of how to improve the IT operations of the court.


Johnson County Emergency Communications Center

Assistance for the development of a CAD-to-CAD information sharing environment. 


Meth Precursor Tracking Interstate Exchange

This pond data operates under the auspices of the TMTF which is leading the effort yo develop regional and national precursor tracking capabilities with assistance from the BJA. 

Meth Precursor Tracking TA

Hampden County District Attorney’s Office

Assistance to enable research examining combined prescription monitoring program histories from multiple states. 


Brandeis University PMP Center of Excellence

The IJIS Institute undertook this TA engagement on behalf of the BJS/IJIS Institute Prescription Drug Monitoring Committee, with subject matter expertise provided by the Brandies University PMP COE.

Brandeis PMP COE



Maryland Coordination and Analysis Center

Assistance in determining the best contact management tool for their center, as well as assistance on developing a strategy to incorporate social media tools into their business processes. 


MCAC Assessment of TA Needs

Michigan Criminal Justice Information Systems 

The CJIS Policy Council requested that the IJIS Institute meet the Michigan criminal justice constituents and provide them with a set of recommendations and best practices that can eventually be used as guidelines for the developments of a strategic plan.

Michigan CJIS TA

Detroit Police Department

This request for technical assistance was made to assist efforts being undertaken by the City of Detroit and DPF in consolidating their IT systems and making them functionally more effective and operationally more cost-efficient. 

Detroit Police Department TA

Detroit and SE Michigan Information and Intelligence Center

This request for technical assistance was made to assist efforts undertaken by the Detroit Department of Homeland Security in developing information technology systems for the newly established DSEMIIC.



Montana Office of Victim Services and Restorative Justice

Assistance for the development of an integration strategy for the Orders of Protection process.

Montana OVSRJ 

Missoula City Police Department

IJIS reviewed, analyzed, and provided recommendations regarding the criminal justice technologies used in Missoula County and City. 

Missoula TA

Nebraska Information Analysis Center

Assistance in developing IT strategic plan that includes help to identify solutions for dual factor authentication web portal, threat/warning monitoring and notification, and to develop the basis for use of predictive analytics. 


SAVIN Technology Assistance Project

Technology assistance to address issues regarding current and future plans for a statewide automated victim notification system.


Atlantic City Police Division

Technology assistance to provide a high-level review of the ACPD current IT system architecture and capability in preparation for enhancement of the current technology capabilities to meet the future operational expectations. 


New Jersey Regional Operations and Intelligence Center

Review the current mission critical operations requirements.


Integrated Law Enforcement Initiative Project 

This TA engagement was to review the various network structure that will become apart of the ILEI Project Phase 2. 

ILEI Phase 2 TA

Pueblo of Jemez Police and Tribal Courts

Develop plans for the implementation of information sharing across Pueblo agencies; and, provide training that promotes information sharing and provides applicable technology understand for the adoption of new IT applications. 

POJ Technical Assistance

New Mexico Justice Information Sharing Council

Facilitating a review of the need for automation of real-time, inter-agency and intra-agency sharing of disposition data and J&S forms. 


Nevada Board of Pharmacy

Domain Model and Mapping for the interstate exchange of prescription drug monitoring data. 

CBNE (March)

CBNE & NBoP TA (June-1)

CBNE (June-2)

CBNE & NBoP TA(Sept/Oct)

Mecklenburg County IST

Assist Mecklenburg County by performing a high-level review of various criminal justice agency information technology systems and related IT business processes. The end result will be the foundation for a CJIS strategic plan. 


North Dakota CJIS

Technology assistance to help prepare the North Dakota CJIS/SAVIN Program for moving forward with its strategic planning process. 

SAVIN Program TA

North Dakota CJIS & State Radio

Provide information sharing services in the most efficient method to stakeholders.


Northern Marianas Commonwealth Council

Request to help advance the Commonwealth’s justice and public safety modernization efforts. 


Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police

Assistance to assess the current technological environment and offer recommendations for feasible approaches to enhancing information sharing and data exchange.

OACP TA Abstract

Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services 

OCJS requested security consultants under its TA project from IJIS. 


Philadelphia Fire Department & Police Department

Review the current CAD systems’ architecture and capability in preparation for enhancement of the current technology capabilities to meet the future operational expectations. 

Philadelphia FD & PD

County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania

CCAP requested assistance from IJIS to review its County Justice Information Exchange Project and provide recommendations to implement secure data exchange. 



Puerto Rico CJIS Integration Initiative

Review the current state of integration and provide recommendations on their integrated justice enterprise vision.


South Dakota Division of Investigation

Requests assistance in refining the vision and operational capacity of the SD Connect project, defining the best platform for operational use by local law enforcement, assisting with the Request for Proposal Process in which to pick the best solution available in the software development, and in the creation of a project plan and detailed schedule of activities. 


Meth Precursor Tracking Interstate Exchange

This pond data operates under the auspices of the TMTF which is leading the effort yo develop regional and national precursor tracking capabilities with assistance from the BJA. 

Meth Precursor Tracking TA

Shelby County, County Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee

The TA services were necessary to provide the CCJCC and Shelby County with expertise, suggested best practice and lessons learned from other information sharing programs.

Shelby County TA

Vermont Integrated Justice Steering Committee

Assistance to discuss how Vermont can use XML for information sharing. 

VT TA Abstract

Virgin Island Law Enforcement Planning Commission

Records improvement project review and assessment. 

VI LEPC Assessment

Milwaukee Police Department

The Milwaukee Police Department has expanded their existing technology framework to accept, integrate, clean, and enable visualizations as well as reporting information from new data sources. As part of this expansion, Milwaukee users developed a user interface dashboard and federated search capability from a suite of currently disparate databases that are used to analyze, investigate, and prevent gun crime. The IJIS Institute will provide TA services to the Milwaukee PD and its project partners to determine how they may maximize the benefits of the program by the use of Global standards and information sharing best practices. 

MPD Abstract

Onelda County Sheriff’s Department

OCSD requested assistance to evaluate the process to be used to select their future CAD and RMS solution. 

OSCDD Proposal Evaluation