Justice to Health Information Sharing
Information sharing related to convicted offenders and other justice-involved individuals' presents a critical challenge for the criminal justice, healthcare, mental health, and other treatment services domains. The ability to share information among these domains can dramatically affect public safety and the justice process in general, and the quality and continuity of care provided to these individuals in particular. The gaps in information sharing can be substantial and may be present in medical history, mental health/program assessment information, drug prescription history, disciplinaries, threat assessment levels, and behavioral issues. The result is a lack of awareness and an increased vulnerability affecting all those involved. In addition, constraints in information sharing resulting from technology disparities, conflicting privacy and security regimes for protecting personal data, and general policy differences exist among these domains and across jurisdictional and treatment boundaries.
The IJIS Institute, under sponsorship of the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and in collaboration with the Urban Institute, is bringing together a Focus Group representative of the national health and criminal justice communities to identify and prioritize opportunities for exchanging such data. The primary work product of this group will be a list of information exchanges addressing the continuity of care and effective treatment of individuals who are part of both the health care and criminal justice systems.
- User Stories (identified information exchanges) – prioritized with potential additional ratings
- 2 Detailed Use Cases
- Draft Project Charter, Goals, and Recommendations for Phase 2
- Report presenting the above items