PDEvidence was grateful for the opportunity to speak at the Pennsylvania JNET County Integration June conference. The JNET web site details their mission as follows:
“The Pennsylvania Justice Network (JNET) is the Commonwealth’s primary public safety and criminal justice information broker. JNET’s integrated justice portal provides a common online environment for authorized users to access public safety and criminal justice information. This critical information comes from various contributing municipal, county, state, and federal agencies. One-time data entry has improved the effectiveness of participating agencies, and has significantly improved data accuracy throughout the Commonwealth’s criminal justice system. Information entered into a records management system at the onset of an investigation can now follow the offender throughout their criminal justice tract. As offenders pass through the gateway of justice all the way to post-sentencing supervision, offender information flows in concert with the offender’s progression.”
PDEvidence discussed leveraging the web services made available by JNET to link police Records Management Systems (RMS), Evidence Management Systems (EMS) and Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS), thus breaking down the silos of data that have traditionally existed in law enforcement. “Our partnership with JNET has also enabled interaction with the data provided by the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC), which allows our users to automatically benefit from the knowledge that a particular case has already reached final disposition when making decisions related to ongoing storage or processing of evidence”, said PDEvidence partner Ryan Parthemore. The collaborative project involving JNET, the Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office crime laboratory, and the PDEVIDENCE suite of applications was discussed in detail.