Navajo Nation Integrated Justice Information Sharing Project (NNIJISP)

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NNIJISP is an initiative of the Judicial Branch in partnership with the Division of Public Safety and the Office of the Chief Prosecutor.  The goals are to expand automated case management support to the courts (district, family and appellate), probation, peacemaking, prosecutors and public defenders; and implement NIEM and SOA based information exchanges between criminal justice entities. 

The design of NNIJISP follows a Needs Assessment Report generated by the National Center for State Courts following a site visit on March 20-23, 2007.  The overall strategic plan consists of modernizing to new technologies and integrating agency systems to foster collaboration and effective communication and sharing of information within and across agency and jurisdictional boundaries. The Technology Oversight Committee (TOC) will be responsible for development of NNIJISP.  On August 27, 2009, the IJIS Institute released its technical assistance report following its May 12-15, 2009 data gathering visit to the Navajo Nation justice community.  Here are links to the abstract and the full IJIS TA report.

New Dawn Technologies was selected by the NNIJISP Technology Oversight Committee on Friday, September 11, to supply an integrated case management system for the courts, probation, peacemaking, prosecutor, and defender in the Shiprock Police and Judicial District on a Proof of Concept basis.  If successful, the case management system will then go through the process of approval for roll-out to the remaining districts in the Navajo Nation. 

News updated 10/26/2017

October 26, 2017

On July 5, 2017 the updated NNIJISP Memorandum of Understanding has been updated and is available on the Charter webpage on this website.


September 28, 2010

On September 28, 2010, Elrena Mitchell of NNDIT was chosen as NNIJISP Project Manager by the Technology Oversight Committee, effective immediately.  Josephine Foo has withdrawn as Project Manager but will still be part of the Project Management Team to assist in writing, managing and reporting NNIJISP grants.

September 15, 2010

The Judicial Branch has been awarded a $495,832 grant under the Tribal Courts Assistance Program of the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs for NNIJISP. The funding will go toward enhancement of cabling including network fiber optic cabling for the various judicial and police districts. Funds are also designated for support services, personnel training and video conferencing equipment.