An integrated justice information system is an information system
|“||that encompasses more than one agency and enables access, collection, use, and dissemination of critical information at key decision points throughout the justice process, including the capability to automatically query regional, statewide, and national databases and to report key transactions regarding people and cases to local, regional, statewide, and national systems.||”|
The desire for the integration of justice systems has grown from the need to improve the operation of the justice enterprise by eliminating duplication of effort, delays in information transmittal, barriers to accessing information, and scheduling and case management bottlenecks. Many of these problems resulted from implementing individual technology solutions in the past without assessing how these technologies interoperate across the justice enterprise. Today’s technologies, when applied in a strategic fashion, hold the promise of reduced paperwork, quick information capturing, broad transmittal and access capabilities, improved information quality, and reduced long-term costs.