News Release

APPA Supports Justice Information Sharing
For Immediate Release: 03/10/2000

The American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) determined sharing information between federal, state and local justice system agencies (for example, law enforcement, courts, prosecution, defense, corrections, probation, parole, community corrections and victim assistance agencies) is essential to public safety and crime prevention.

APPA’s Board of Directors recognizing the all too often limited ability of the justice system to share information recently passed a resolution which endorses and supports cooperative and collaborative planning and implementation of integrated justice information systems at the federal, state and local levels. APPA’s Board of Directors also requests that the United States Congress, the federal judiciary, the President and the United States Department of Justice take steps to promote the development of such systems by agencies involved with justice at the federal, state and local levels.

Integrated justice information systems benefit the justice system and the public by:

  • utilizing the rapid development of information technologies and the growth of the Internet and the World Wide Web’s ability to transact information electronically,
  • improving the capacity of each component to deliver justice in a more timely, efficient and effective manner,
  • protecting fundamental privacy interests by advances in software design and encryption technology.

Link to APPA’s Resolution on Integrated Justice Information Systems.