National Juvenile Information Sharing Project Evaluation

Dates: 2010-2011

Geographic Scope: Nationwide

Client(s): Colorado Nonprofit Development Center - CND

Services: Training & Technical Assistance, Applied Research & Evaluation

Technical Expertise: Health Information Technology, Adolescent Health

Public and private agencies working with youth and their families historically have experienced difficulties accessing "need to know" information. Addressing this problem, the Center for Network Development (CND) implemented a National Juvenile Information Sharing (JIS) Initiative funded by the NIJ's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. The Initiative pilot tested juvenile justice-based national guidelines for information sharing across states incorporating an innovative electronic data model. The Center contracted with JSI for evaluation and assessment services for this initiative. The evaluation plan used both qualitative and quantitative methods to provide formative, process, and outcome assessment.