Iraq – Inter Agency Working Group visits the United States for Judicial Data Sharing Study Tour
         

In June, NCSC partnered with the United Nations Development Programme (Iraq) to host a judicial data sharing study tour in the United States for the Iraq Inter Agency Working Group (IAWG).

The IAWG is made up of leaders from the IT departments of various ministries within the Iraqi government. The study tour was part of a larger program on Justice Data Management in Iraq, funded by the US State Department International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Bureau (INL).  The program is intended to develop a pilot system of judicial information sharing in Iraq, which will ultimately be overseen by the IAWG.

During the study tour, members of the IAWG met with the District of Columbia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) and the Pennsylvania Justice Network (JNET), which act as criminal justice information brokers within their respective jurisdictions. Members of the IAWG also met with various government agencies that work in collaboration with the CJCC and JNET to exchange criminal justice data. Exposure to both the information brokers and the agencies that concurrently generate and utilize criminal justice data allowed members of IAWG to observe the benefits and challenges of judicial data sharing systems.

For more information on the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, please visit www.cjcc.dc.gov.  For more information on the Pennsylvania Justice Network, please visit www.pajnet.state.pa.us