Robert P. Shumate National Public Safety and Justice Contributor to Excellence Award
The Robert P. Shumate National Public Safety and Justice Contributor to Excellence Award, named for the first president of the IJIS Institute, is presented annually by the IJIS Institute to the person from either industry or the public sector that has made the most valuable contribution to justice and public safety information sharing during the past year. Candidates for the award can only be nominated by IJIS Institute members and affiliates, and represent the highest level of conviction to public safety information sharing. The award is presented during the annual National Forum on Criminal Justice and Public Safety.
2006—Mike Hulme, Justice and Public Safety Architect, Unisys
The IJIS Institute Innovation Award
The annual Innovation Award recognizes technical innovation that has contributed significantly to the advancement of integration and interoperability in a justice, public safety, or homeland security project or program. The award, which is open to any company providing justice, public safety, or homeland security solutions, is for team achievement between an industry partner(s) and practitioner(s)/agency. In addition to the main Innovation Award, the Institute may also recognize one or more worthy nominees via honorable mention. The award is presented during the annual National Forum on Criminal Justice and Public Safety.
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The Member Appreciation Award
The purpose of this annual award is to recognize outstanding contribution to the IJIS Institute by one of its member organizations. The Award recognizes the member organization versus an individual in that organization and is presented at the Badge & Tech Benefit & Awards Dinner held in conjunction with the January IJIS Institute National Symposium. Candidates for the award are nominated by IJIS Institute leadership, staff, committee chairs, and represent significant contributions to information sharing through their active participation in the work and mission of the IJIS Institute.
The following awards were received by the IJIS Institute either for its own efforts or for collaborative efforts with members, alliance partners, or government agencies.
2009 Washingtonian Magazine “Great Place to Work”
Nominated by its employees, the IJIS Institute is a winner of Washingtonian magazine’s bi-annual “Great Places to Work” award. The Institute won in the category of “Treated Royally” for employee pay and benefits, and received high marks from employees for job flexibility and career advancement.
Appreciation: Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Criminal Justice Information System Network
Presented to the IJIS Institute in recognition of valuable contributions related to a technology assistance evaluation (November 2008).
2008 eC3 Excellence Award to the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
The Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) Information Exchange (PMIX) project has been selected as an award winner in the 2008 eC3 Excellence Awards. The PMP Information Exchange project, which helps states exchange dispensed controlled-substance prescription data, is a partnership effort of the IJIS Institute and the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.
Recognition: The Council of Excellence in Government
The Council of Excellence in Government (absorbed into the Partnership for Public Service in 2009) recognized the successful public/private partnership of the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the IJIS Institute (April 2007). The BJA/IJIS Institute partnership demonstrated a proven model of a new way to engage the private sector in directly assisting governmental agencies through innovative problem solving and collaboration.
Business Week Web Smart 50 Award
Shortly after its implementation in 2005, the knowledge management system established by the IJIS Institute to share knowledge related to improving information sharing in the public safety and justice world won the Business Week Web Smart 50 award in the category of collaboration uses of the web. This system has been a significant service to both industry and practitioners in building a framework for collaboration.
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The IJIS Institute presented the Honorable Domingo S. Herraiz with an award of appreciation for his service as Director of the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The award was presented during the 2008 National Forum on Criminal Justice and Public Safety in Louisville, Kentucky.
The IJIS Institute is pleased to recognize its partners and colleagues who received the following honors.