Global’s focus area on strategic solutions addressed high-priority information sharing business problems that have an impact on justice practitioners and resulted in the development of effective solutions that increase public safety and advance the administration of justice. Through input from the field, Global identified priority business problems and uses a systematic process to fully consider evolving technology and the dynamic demands on the justice and public safety enterprise. Determination of solutions includes a focus on evidence-based practices, as well as rigorous attention to privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties protections.
The numbers are staggering. Every day in the United States, more than 100 people die as a result of drug overdose. Strongly contributing to this devastating statistic is the nation’s prescription drug abuse epidemic. Responding to this priority from the field, under the guidance of the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative partners and subject-matter experts from across the country, supported development of a great new resource, Call to Action and Issue Brief: Justice System Use of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs—Addressing the Nation’s Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Epidemic. Focusing on states’ prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs)—an extremely useful but often underutilized tool—this resource offers justice practitioners and policymakers valuable, practical, hands-on sections such as the PDMP best-practices checklist, a compendium of resources and references (including BJA’s Law Enforcement Naloxone Toolkit and Web site), and next steps to help them address this critical public safety and public health challenge.
The purpose of this resource is to provide answers to straightforward common questions that law enforcement officers, or the agencies they represent, may have regarding properly securing, collecting, storing, and analyzing video by directing them to valuable tools and resources from experts in the field. Through comprehensive research of existing non-proprietary resources, Global determined that there were many quality products currently available to assist law enforcement with video processes and procedures. The target audience for this product are chiefs and sheriffs. The FAQ format makes this an “easy read” and efficiently guides readers to the guidance and tools they need to improve their video evidence process. Video Evidence: A Law Enforcement Guide to Resources and Best Practices includes an introduction to the issue, background, and purpose of the document, but is primarily comprised of FAQs on the broad topics with resources recommended to address each question.