The primary purpose of this white paper is to provide a better understanding of the corrections domain, the value of information captured in corrections, and how this information may be leveraged by the larger criminal justice system to support various agencies and the people they serve. There has been considerable discussion about the need for improving the way information is gathered and shared in criminal justice. There are several dynamics pushing for greater improvements. These dynamics include an emphasis on results, the need for improved efficiency in the use of correctional expenditures, opportunities created by legislative reforms like the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and the consequence of barriers identified by justice practitioners.
Publication Date: March 2016