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Juvenile Justice Information System

What is JJIS?

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A Shared Information System for Oregon Juvenile Justice

The Juvenile Justice Information System (JJIS) is a statewide-integrated electronic information system designed, developed, and implemented to support a continuum of services and shared responsibility among all members of the juvenile justice community.  In a collaborative partnership between the Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) and Oregon´s county juvenile departments, JJIS is administered by the State of Oregon through OYA.
Access to JJIS is granted to OYA and the county juvenile departments pursuant to signed Intergovernmental Agreements. Other public and private agencies that work with youth served by the county juvenile departments and the OYA are external partners. JJIS partners support appropriate access to JJIS for research projects that support county and statewide research priorities. Each research project is approved on an individual basis by the JJIS Steering Committee.  Interested parties should request access to JJIS through an appropriate representative of OYA or county juvenile department. 

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JJIS Vision, Goals, and Values

To promote public safety and youth accountability, and to offer opportunities for rehabilitation to youth, through the development and sustainability of a statewide juvenile justice information system.
JJIS Vision Statement
Goals in Support of Vision Statement
Provides a comprehensive view of information about juvenile offenders across Oregon’s state and county juvenile justice agencies.
  • Sustain JJIS as a statewide juvenile justice information system that supports the partnership of the OYA, the 36 county juvenile departments, and approved external partners;
  • Sustain JJIS as the primary information system used by the OYA and county juvenile departments to manage and report information about juvenile offenders in their agency; and
  • Enhance electronic access to data among users, partners and stakeholders.
Provides comprehensive support for managing individual juvenile offender cases and tracking juveniles through the justice process.
  • Support the assessment of risks and needs of juvenile offenders;
  • Support individual case plans;
  • Track juveniles through the entire justice process so that individual status, program involvement, progress, and outcomes can be determined; and
  • Expand provider/partner access to individual youth records.
Provides the capacity for and aids in the overall planning, development, and evaluation of programs designed to reduce juvenile crime.
  • Provide data and information to evaluate the benefit of programs aimed at reducing juvenile crime;
  • Expand the capacity of JJIS for efficient data collection, analysis, and dissemination;
  • Provide data to researchers and incorporate new research and evidence into policy and practice; and
  • Identify and implement standardized outcome indicators that measure investment return, including recidivism, positive youth outcomes and other appropriate indicators tied to specific criminogenic risk factors.
Recognizes and supports the common business needs of juvenile justice partnership agencies.
  • Provide a statewide standard for entry of information into JJIS;
  • Maintain confidentiality and protection of information contained in JJIS;
  • Maintain the energy and enthusiasm of the Steering Committee and the partner agencies needed to keep JJIS vital;
  • Seek opportunities to support business practice changes and respond to emerging business requirements;
  • Cultivate innovative and forward thinking solutions to improve JJIS;
  • Continue to prioritize and manage JJIS resources efficiently;
  • Ensure consistent data integrity;
  • Ensure consistent training of JJIS users;
  • Ensure continuity of knowledge of both OYA and county juvenile department business practices within OYA’s Information System Department to support leadership and data integrity; and
  • Create and implement a JJIS Steering Committee Communication Plan.
Representatives of the OYA, OJDDA, and external partners with an interest in juvenile justice serve on the JJIS Steering Committee and form the JJIS partnership.  The JJIS partnership:
  • Represents the best interests of Oregon’s juvenile justice system as a whole;
  • Is entered into in good faith by all parties with integrity and honesty, and in the spirit of mutual support and collaboration;
  • Promotes the ethical use of JJIS information and uses the data with respect, professionalism, and sensitivity toward the partners whose data is represented in the information;
  • Adopts and maintains the JJIS Vision and Goals, keeping them current with juvenile justice needs; and
  • Uses the Vision and Goals as guiding principles for JJIS decision making.

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JJIS Data & Evaluation Reports

Annual Data & Evaluation reports are published by the Juvenile Justice Information System (JJIS) Steering Committee.  The intent of these reports is to aid in the overall planning, development, and evaluation of programs designed to reduce juvenile crime.

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Partner System

JJPS provides a real-time view of the status of youth cases in the juvenile justice system for designated public safety agency users.

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Provider System

The Juvenile Provider Access System (JPAS) is a subsystem of the statewide-integrated Juvenile Justice Information System (JJIS), and is designed to facilitate information sharing between OYA or county juvenile parole/probation staff and contracted providers throughout the youth referral, screening, and placement process.

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