Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative (GLOBAL)
The Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative (Global) serves as a Federal Advisory Committee to the U.S. Attorney General on justice information sharing issues. Global supports the broadscale exchange of pertinent justice and public safety information while vigilantly considering the privacy rights of individuals. Through guidance from Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Global promotes standards-based electronic information exchange to provide the justice community with timely, accurate, complete, and accessible information in a secure and trusted environment.
Assembling key personnel from local, state, tribal, federal, and international justice entities, the Global Advisory Committee (GAC) facilitates Global efforts. The experts on the GAC and Global’s three working groups represent the following constituencies: law enforcement, prosecution, public defenders, courts, corrections, probation and parole, first responders, industry, and additional agencies directly involved in the justice process.
Global working groups are composed of GAC members and other subject-matter experts who expand the GAC’s knowledge and experience. These groups are formed around timely issues impacting justice information sharing.
The Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) has provided complete staff support to the Global Initiative since 2000 through funding from BJA. IIR has staff members dedicated to support each of Global’s areas of emphasis, including the three working groups, the GAC, and the Global Executive Steering Committee. In supporting Global, IIR staff members coordinate meetings, conduct research, develop products, and work closely with Global leadership to help ensure that the Initiative meets its goals.
For more information, please visit the Global Initiative Web site.