The IJIS Institute is a nonprofit alliance working to promote and enable technology in the public sector and expand the use of information to maximize safety, efficiency, and productivity.
The IJIS Institute has members and associates working within and across several major public-sector domains as our areas of focus:
- Criminal Justice (Law Enforcement, Corrections, Courts)
- Public Safety (Fire, EMS, Emergency Management)
- Homeland Security
- Health and Human Services
The mission of the IJIS Institute is to drive public sector technology innovation and empower information sharing to promote safer and healthier communities.
IJIS is the only national membership organization that brings together the innovative thinking of the private sector and the practitioners, national practice associations, and academic organizations that are working to solve public sector information and technology challenges. IJIS Institute advocates for policies, processes, and information sharing standards that impact our safety and security, builds knowledge on behalf of our stakeholder groups, and connects the organizations and leaders within the communities of interest.
The IJIS Institute was founded in 2001 as the Integrated Justice Information Systems Institute as a result of the U.S. Department of Justice’s interest in raising private sector participation in the advancement of national initiatives affecting justice and public safety, and more recently homeland security. Read more about IJIS Institute's history here.
Today, the IJIS Institute provides a trusted forum within and across our areas of focus where resources are developed, collaboration is encouraged, and public-sector stakeholders can realize the benefits of technology and the power of information to keep our communities safe, healthy, and thriving. We represent the leading technology solution providers serving justice, public safety, homeland security, and related sectors. The IJIS Institute provides assistance to government agencies by bringing industry to the table in a constructive role, and continuing to drive toward achieving high regard for the companies that are dedicated to helping the public sector find high-value solutions. The IJIS Institute is funded through a combination of federal grants, industry contributions, and partnership agreements.
Want to find out more about how we operate? View the IJIS Institute Bylaws and the IJIS Institute Members Code of Business Conduct and Ethics.
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