Browse icon

Browse

Browse Categories

Support Needs

Cover Page
Critical Nontraditional Information Exchange Task Team Summary Report
The purpose of this whitepaper is to share the findings and recommendations of the Global Critical Nontraditional Information Exchange Task Team (CNIE TT), illustrate real-world scenarios of the benefits of cross-domain information sharing, and present a list of nontraditional domain data elements that agencies should ...
Cover Page
Cyber Training for Law Enforcement Call to Action
The flyer is designed to help raise awareness of the need for state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement leaders to ensure that appropriate agency personnel receive cybercrime training.
Cover Page
Global Reference Architecture (GRA) Service Specification Package V 1.2.0 (Template)
The GRA Service Specification Package (SSP) is a package of 12 templates that developers will find useful when developing a service specification. Please refer to the Global Reference Architecture (GRA) Service Specification Guideline V 1.2.0 (also located within GIST) for practical information on how to use the GRA SSP and ...
Cover Page
Entity Resolution Service Specification, Version 1.0
The purpose of the Entity Resolution Service (ERS) is to provide a means to analyze a set of entity records, through matching and merging logic, to determine whether the records represent the same real-world entity. An entity is a real world person, place, item, location, etc.  It is a companion service to the Merge ...
Compressed (Zip) File Icon
Business Process Description Version 1.0
Global has added a new document—the Business Process Description Document (BPDD) Template—to its portfolio of standards associated with the Global Reference Architecture (GRA).  It is not uncommon for multiple services to be required to solve a single business information sharing need.  For example, lessons learned through ...
Cover Page
SSP Documentation - Sample XML file using the SSP metadata model
SSP Documentation - Sample XML file using the SSP metadata model.
Cover Page
Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative Briefing Booklet
This booklet serves as an excellent primer on the Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative (Global). It includes an overview of Global and the Global Advisory Committee (GAC), and importantly highlights reasons why “Global Matters” to and supports the justice-interested enterprise by addressing priority business issues ...
Cover Page
Global Reference Architecture (GRA) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Offers a brief overview of the Global Reference Architecture.
Cover Page
Subject Contact Notification Service (SCNS) Specification, Version 1.0
The Justice/Human Services Subject Contact Notification Service (SCNS) is designed to facilitate the bidirectional sharing of client interaction information between agencies and programs that bridge the criminal justice and human services domains to provide for better decision making in regard to supervision decisions and ...
Cover Page
Subject Contact Subscription Service (SCSS) Specification, Version 1.0
The Justice/Human Services Subject Contact Subscription Service (SCSS) is designed to facilitate the bidirectional sharing of client interaction information between agencies and programs that bridge the criminal justice and human services domains to provide for better decision making in regard to supervision decisions and ...
Cover Page
NIEM - The National Information Exchange Model
NIEM—the National Information Exchange Model—is a community-driven, government-wide, standards-based approach to exchanging information. NIEM may sound complex, but the premise of it is simple: NIEM connects communities of people who share a common need to exchange information in order to advance their ...
Cover Page
Technical Privacy Training
Global provides a framework for automating access control (in particular, privacy) policy as part of information exchange. Converting privacy policy to a form understandable to computers continues to be a significant problem and a high priority for the justice community.  The following site / link is an excellent resource ...
Cover Page
Charging Service Specification, Version 1.0
The Charging Service will assist justice agencies by supporting more efficient and effective sharing of charging information including bill of information and complaints, and indictments to appropriate agencies and individuals within the justice system. The service will obtain charging information from a particular system ...
Cover Page
Client Profile Query Response Service - Justice Service Specification, Version 1.0
This is one of three Client Profile Query (CPQ) services, all designed to facilitate sharing of client (subject) information between justice and non-justice domains to provide for better decision-making in regards to supervision and social support as they apply to clients, their families, and the community. Public safety as ...
Cover Page
Client Profile Query Response Service - Treatment Provider Service Specification, Version 1.0
This is one of three Client Profile Query (CPQ) services, all designed to facilitate sharing of client (subject) information between justice and non-justice domains to provide for better decision-making in regards to supervision and social support as they apply to clients, their families, and the community. Public safety as ...
Cover Page
Client Profile Query Service Specification, Version 1.0
This is one of three Client Profile Query (CPQ) services, all designed to facilitate sharing of client (subject) information between justice and non-justice domains to provide for better decision-making in regards to supervision and social support as they apply to clients, their families, and the community. Public safety as ...
Cover Page
Submit Suspicious Activity - Suspicious Activity Reporting Service Specification, Version 1.0
The purpose of the service is to allow law enforcement and public safety agencies to submit information related to suspicious activity to fusion centers. The scope includes electronic system-to-system exchange of information related to suspicious activity between law enforcement/public safety agencies and fusion centers. The ...
Cover Page
Person Information Availability (PIA) Service Specification, Version 1.0
The PIA Service will provide a summary of the availability and location of information relating to a specific person by querying multiple sources.  This capability will enable exchange partners to quickly and efficiently identify the type of information available regarding a specific individual, who is responsible for that ...
Cover Page
Arrest Warrant Information Exchange, Warrant Update Service (AWIE-WU)
This is the Arrest Warrant Information Exchange, Warrant Update Service (AWIE-WU). It is one of a collection of five Arrest Warrant Information Exchange Reference Service Standards that, collectively, provides a framework for criminal justice agencies to communicate and route arrest warrant information throughout the warrant ...
Cover Page
Arrest Warrant Information Exchange, Warrant Serve Service (AWIE-WS)
This is the Arrest Warrant Information Exchange, Warrant Serve Service (AWIE-WS). It is one of a collection of five Arrest Warrant Information Exchange Reference Service Standards that, collectively, provides a framework for criminal justice agencies to communicate and route arrest warrant information throughout the warrant ...
Cover Page
Arrest Warrant Information Exchange, Warrant Recall Service (AWIE-WR)
This is the Arrest Warrant Information Exchange, Warrant Recall Service (AWIE-WR). It is one of a collection of five Arrest Warrant Information Exchange Reference Service Standards that, collectively, provides a framework for criminal justice agencies to communicate and route arrest warrant information throughout the warrant ...
Cover Page
Arrest Warrant Information Exchange, Warrant Query Service (AWIE-WQ)
This is the Arrest Warrant Information Exchange, Warrant Query Service (AWIE-WQ). It is one of a collection of five Arrest Warrant Information Exchange Reference Service Standards that, collectively, provides a framework for criminal justice agencies to communicate and route arrest warrant information throughout the warrant ...
Cover Page
Arrest Warrant Information Exchange, Warrant Issue Service (AWIE-WI)
This is the Arrest Warrant Information Exchange, Warrant Issue Service (AWIE-WI). It is one of a collection of five Arrest Warrant Information Exchange Reference Service Standards that, collectively, provides a framework for criminal justice agencies to communicate and route arrest warrant information throughout the warrant ...
Cover Page
Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) Interjurisdictional Relocation Service (SIRS) Specification, Version 1.0
Under the federal SORNA (Title I of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006), a sex offender’s SORNA registration jurisdiction (e.g., a state, tribe, or territory) is required to notify the new jurisdiction when the sex offender intends to relocate. The purpose of this legal requirement is to enable the new ...
Cover Page
Offender Transfer Notification Service (OTNS) Specification, Version 1.0
The Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision (ICAOS, Commission) is an organization of interstate compact commissioners appointed by the 53 member states and territories to make rules that carry out the policies under which offenders are transferred between and among states.  Its mission is to guide the transfer ...
Cover Page
Victim Notification (VN) Service Specification, Version 1.0
The VN Service is a National Information Exchange Model (NIEM)- and Global Reference Architecture (GRA)-conformant national information standard for the exchanges of offender information and notifications from a criminal justice “notifying agency” system to a Victim Notification Provider (VNP) system. NOTE:  To fully ...
Cover Page
Information Quality Program Guide
This Guide is intended to help justice managers develop an information quality program for their organizations and is designed to support managers who must analyze their justice entity’s information and determine what is needed to ensure good quality information. In support of that effort, the Guide features a step approach ...
Cover Page
Information Quality Self-Assessment Tool
The purpose of this tool is to provide practitioners with guidance in evaluating the information quality of justice information reports associated with justice events by way of a self-administered worksheet, designed to provide practical, hands-on assistance to information systems personnel. Evaluating the quality of agency ...
Cover Page
9 Elements of an Information Quality Program
Developed for high-level, managerial, and administrative personnel within an organization, 9 Elements of an Information Quality Program provides a brief outline of the nine key steps that should be followed when developing and implementing an agencywide information quality (IQ) program.
Cover Page
Information Quality: The Foundation for Justice Decision Making
This document provides an overview of information quality; problems associated with it; and its framework, dimensions, and scenarios.  It also explains what can be done to promote information quality within electronic data exchanges.
Web Address Icon
DHS/DOJ Privacy and Civil Liberties Web Portal
Through a joint effort among DHS, DOJ, and BJA, this collaborative Web portal, accessible at www.it.ojp.gov/PrivacyLiberty, provides access to a wide range of resources and training materials available in the Information Sharing Environment that address privacy and civil liberties protections, including many of the Global ...
Cover Page
Fusion Center Privacy Policy Development: Privacy, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Policy Template
The FC Privacy Template was developed by DOJ in collaboration with DHS in the joint DHS/DOJ Fusion Process Technical Assistance Program. This template was designed specifically to assist fusion center personnel in developing a privacy policy related to the information, intelligence, and suspicious activity report (SAR) ...
Cover Page
Guide to Conducting Privacy Impact Assessments for State, Local, and Tribal Justice Entities
Practitioners are provided a framework with which to examine the privacy implications of their information systems and information sharing collaborations so they can design and implement privacy policies to address vulnerabilities identified through the assessment process. Privacy policies emerge as a result of the analysis ...
Cover Page
7 Steps to a Privacy, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Policy
Designed for both justice executives and agency personnel, this document raises awareness and educates readers on the seven basic steps involved in the preparation for development of a privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties policy (as recommended in DOJ's Privacy, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Policy Development ...
Cover Page
Global Privacy Resources Booklet
Thanks to the great work by the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Global, Global partners, and through DOJ collaborations with other federal agencies, there are a variety of privacy awareness, policy development, and implementation products available to the justice community today. To help these agencies know which privacy ...
Cover Page
Policy Review Checklist
The checklist is a companion piece to the SLT Policy Development Template and serves both as a self-assessment tool to assist privacy policy authors, project teams, and agency administrators in evaluating whether the provisions contained within their draft policy have met the core concepts recommended in the SLT Policy ...
Cover Page
Privacy, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Policy Development Template for State, Local, and Tribal Justice Entities: SLT Policy Development Template
Included in the Privacy Guide is the SLT Policy Development Template, which was developed to assist SLT agencies in drafting a privacy policy. The provisions suggested are intended to be incorporated into the agency's general operational policies and day-to-day operations. Each section represents a fundamental component of ...
Cover Page
Privacy, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Policy Development Guide for State, Local, and Tribal Justice Entities: Privacy Guide
This guide is a practical, hands-on tool for SLT justice practitioners charged with drafting the privacy policy, providing sensible guidance for articulating privacy obligations in a manner that protects the justice agency, the individual, and the public. This guide provides a well-rounded approach to the planning, ...
Cover Page
Executive Summary for Justice Decision Makers: Privacy, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Program Development
An awareness resource for justice executives, as well as an informational tool to use for training. The easy-to-read flyer is designed to engender awareness about the topic, make the case for privacy policy development, and underscore the importance of promoting privacy protections within justice agencies. Included is ...