IIR specializes in the development and implementation of intergovernmental programs. The impact of IIR expertise and services is far-reaching, including initiatives in the areas of Criminal Justice, Information Sharing, Strategic Collaboration, and SORNA Implementation.
Continuing education and development is essential to the criminal justice system. These dynamic initiatives provide law enforcement and other criminal justice professionals with solutions that meet the ever-changing agency and community needs.
The CenTF Program provides training and technical assistance services to law enforcement agencies throughout the United States and focuses on the management of multijurisdictional task force operations. The CenTF Program supports the Center for Task Force Leadership and Integrity (CTFLI), a series of online trainings for vetted law enforcement professionals that offers no-cost, specialized training and resources focused on reducing liability, enhancing the safety and effective of task forces, and identifying organizational and operational concepts of successful task force management and privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties issues related to task force operations.
The SLATT Program provides specialized terrorism detection, investigation, and interdiction training and technical assistance services to state, local, and tribal law enforcement and prosecution authorities throughout the United States. SLATT offers classroom and online training and resources.
The Communities Against Terrorism (CAT) initiative, a component of the SLATT Program, enhances law enforcement’s capacity to detect and deter violent extremism by providing resources outlining potential indicators of terrorism for specific industries. Materials are designed to be shared with businesses to support relationship-building efforts.
The VALOR Program provides all levels of law enforcement with tools to help prevent violence against law enforcement officers and enhance officer safety, wellness, and resiliency. VALOR is a comprehensive effort that includes classroom and Web-based training, research, and resources for sworn state, local, and tribal law enforcement officers.
The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) believes that the law enforcement community deserves better access to officer wellness resources and suicide prevention strategies. It has created a multifaceted approach to address law enforcement suicide. BJA, through SAFLEO, provides training, technical assistance, and resources to law enforcement agencies, staff, and families, to raise awareness, smash the stigma, and reduce and prevent law enforcement suicide.
Timely sharing of information among law enforcement and public safety entities is a critical component of safeguarding our communities and our country. IIR continues to be at the forefront, supporting information sharing efforts among all levels of government, while ensuring that citizens’ privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties are protected.
Based on 2016 statistics, another 174 people will die today in the United States from overdoses. Two-thirds of those overdoses will involve opioids. Responding to this nationally recognized public health emergency, lawmakers enacted the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), marking the first major federal addiction legislation in 40 years and authorizing BJA’s Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP). Broadly, the program goals are to (1) reduce opioid misuse and the number of overdose fatalities and (2) support the implementation and enhancement of prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs). To that end, BJA is supporting 50 local, state, and regional projects across the country—grouped into six categories—in their unique efforts to tackle the opioid epidemic. The successes of COSSAP will not only benefit site-specific efforts, but will add to the evidence-based knowledge bank of promising practices. BJA’s COSSAP also has assembled a training and technical assistance (TTA) team focused not only on grantee activities, but on supporting individuals across the nation facing similar challenges. These efforts are supported through the delivery of resources including no-cost webinars and podcasts; the latest research and data; timely publications; and notices of funding opportunities to the field, regardless of location.
This program promotes effective information sharing by clarifying the various rules and regulations that govern the collection, receipt, storage, and dissemination of criminal intelligence information and promotes the protection of privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties.
The U.S. Department of Justice’s Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative (Global) was created to support the broadscale exchange of pertinent justice and public safety information. It promotes standards-based electronic information exchange to provide the justice community with timely, accurate, and accessible information in a secure and trusted environment.
The Information Sharing Environment (ISE) Project and Privacy Guidelines provide privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties (P/CRCL) subject-matter expertise and assistance in the implementation and automation of the ISE privacy requirements and protections to support sharing of information while ensuring the P/CRCL rights of citizens.
The Justice Information Sharing Web site is a comprehensive information sharing resource for justice practitioners at all levels of government, providing timely and useful information on justice integration and relevant technological developments.
The NCIRC provides criminal justice professionals with a multitude of resources for law enforcement operations available through both the public and secure NCIRC Web sites.
The National Information Exchange Model is a federal, state, local, and tribal interagency initiative providing a foundation for seamless information exchange. Practitioners of government and industry share accurate, complete, timely, and appropriately secured information to enable informed decision making for the greater good.
The National White Collar Crime Center provides support services to state and local law enforcement for the prevention, investigation, and prosecution of high-tech and economic crime.
The Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative builds on what law enforcement and other agencies have been doing for years—gathering information regarding criminal activity—and establishes a standardized process whereby SAR information can be shared among agencies to help prevent terrorism-related activity.
RISS is a nationwide program that provides secure information sharing, analytical and investigative support, and officer safety event deconfliction to hundreds of thousands of local, state, federal, and tribal law enforcement and criminal justice professionals across the country.
Collaboration among stakeholders is an essential element of success for an organization. The solutions to crime prevention and reduction require the careful planning and commitment of many entities. IIR supports collaborative initiatives that facilitate the reduction of crime, violence, abuse, gang membership, and more.
The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Collaborative Reform Initiative is designed to improve trust between law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve by providing a means to organizational transformation around specific issues.
CICC members represent law enforcement and homeland security agencies from all levels of government. The CICC advocates for state, local, and tribal law enforcement and their efforts to develop and share criminal intelligence for the purpose of promoting public safety and securing the nation.
The G.R.E.A.T. Program focuses on student and family life-skills development to help youth avoid delinquent behavior, violence, and gang membership. The Program offers four components designed for elementary and middle school students instructed by certified criminal justice professionals.
The National Gang Center (NGC) assists policymakers, researchers, criminal justice practitioners, direct service providers, and other community members in their efforts to reduce gang involvement and street gang activity.
The National Public Safety Partnership (PSP) provides an innovative framework for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to enhance its support of state, local, and tribal law enforcement and prosecution authorities in aggressively investigating and prosecuting violent criminals, especially those involved in gun crime, drug trafficking, and gang violence.
The tools IIR developed and maintains assist law enforcement agencies in meeting the technical requirements of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). The system provides the public with real-time access to safety information.
The Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website provides real-time access to registered sex offender information from states, Indian tribes, and U.S. territories from a single search interface.
The SORNA Exchange Portal is a secure online communication system that facilitates the sharing of information between sex offender registration jurisdictions.
The Sex Offender Registry Tool is a sex offender management system and public registry Web site that assists states, at no cost, in complying with the registry system requirements of SORNA.
TTSORS is a hosted sex offender management system and public registry Web site that assists tribes and territories in complying with the registry system requirements of SORNA.