JJIS Modernization is being developed to replace the existing JJIS application. The Modernized JJIS will allow for anytime, anywhere access on mobile devices such as Cellphones, Laptops, and Tablets. It will allow for rapid development of new enhancements to support workers and youth planning. It will significantly improve the workflow and usability, bringing in a new user friendly and intuitive user interface.
Working with internal resources and a contracted vendor, we will develop a new user interface using a Low Code Application Platform (LCAP). The user interface is the visual part of JJIS that users interact with - e.g., the screens, buttons, toolbar and layout. The benefits of using an LCAP include enhanced capabilities, faster development and using visual interfaces with simple logic and drag-and-drop features instead of extensive coding languages.
We will replace the existing JJIS in modules, meaning portions of the system will be developed and deployed over the next 3 years. Once the project is finished, the existing JJIS system will be decommissioned.
The project is guided by OYA and County users, Project Staff and a Steering Committee comprised of OYA and County Representatives. Whether you’re a GLC, Detention Staff, P.O., Administrative Staff or any other type of JJIS user we are seeking your direct input as we progress.
The planning phase of the project is anticipated to be completed in Q1 2022, at that time we will begin development of the new system which is anticipated to last 3 years. We anticipate modules being released multiple times a year, each year through 2024.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The JJIS Steering Committee is actively working on Advancing Racial Equity and has created a solid foundation for our work to strategically and collaboratively improve outcomes for underserved and marginalized youth across OYA and for our County Partners. A Modernized JJIS system will allow us to better track and improve outcomes in areas where the legacy system is not agile enough e.g. accurately representing youth self-reports on Race, Ethnicity and Gender. The JJIS Steering Committee identified 'Youth Case' as Priority 1 for the JJIS Modernization Project, which will provide enhanced capabilities for Quality Case plans, informing and improving outcomes for marginalized youth across OYA and for our County Partners.