The overall benefits of the J-ONE project and the benefits of the project as they relate to the law enforcement community.
Overall Benefits of a Comprehensive Criminal Justice Information System (Source - 1995 NH J-ONE feasibility report by the consultant firm Maximus).
- Will provide a central data query capability for easier, more timely statistical and trend analysis for Legislative and J-ONE management level reporting.
- Provides users with unified view of criminal justice information.
- A more streamlined and efficient criminal justice system will provide for better tracking of criminal offenders from arrest through disposition.
- Accurate and up-to-date information on offenders and cases will be available to all participating organizations on a timely basis, thereby, improving decision-making and avoiding offenders "slipping through the cracks".
- Criminal history records will be updated in a timely manner with disposition information electronically submitted by the courts.
- Criminal history records will contain more comprehensive and verified information on arrests made by local law enforcement agencies.
- More comprehensive information will be available to criminal justice agencies on the parole and probation status of persons arrested.
- Information on criminal warrants, restraining orders, and offender status will be available statewide in a complete and timely manner when needed.
- Errors in the transmission of offender data and case status information will be reduced by replacing manual methods of data transmittal with electronic interfaces.
- The flow of paper among agencies and the courts will be greatly reduced.
- Criminal justice personnel will spend less time processing manual data received from other agencies and the courts.
- Standard offender data definitions will facilitate interagency offender tracking and communication.
Law Enforcement Benefits
- Police officers will have access to accurate statewide information on bench warrants, wanted persons and restraining orders.
- Police officers will have access to comprehensive information on the probation or parole status of individuals when they make an arrest or vehicle stop.
- Local law enforcement agencies will save staff resources through the elimination of paperwork and manual procedures involved in transmitting arrest data and criminal incident data to the Central Repository.
- Local law enforcement agencies will receive disposition information on their cases more efficiently without having to spend staff resources on processing paper forms or duplicate data entry.
- Sheriff’s departments will have automatic access to listings of inmates in county jails and the State Prison, thereby saving staff resources spent checking manual listings or calling for information.
- Sheriff’s departments will have more efficient procedures for prisoner transportation and will avoid wasting time transporting prisoners for court hearings that are canceled.