About JIC

Welcome to the JIC! Funded by the National Institute of Justice, the mission of the Center is to improve safety and justice by identifying, evaluating, and disseminating technology solutions to the operational challenges of small, rural, tribal, and border (SRTB) law enforcement, courts, and corrections agencies. Read our Mission Statement and see our brochure for more information.

To fulfill this mission, the Center is working to:

  1. Identify unmet operational needs across SRTB corrections, courts, and law enforcement agencies.
  2. Compare shared needs across SRTB agencies to identify possibilities for overlap and the implementation of shared technologies.
  3. Provide information on technology, through case studies, pilots, and evaluations, to demonstrate how technology is currently being used to assist SRTB agencies in overcoming their unique challenges.
  4. Identify and rigorously evaluate new technologies or solutions to assess their effectiveness and cost-effectiveness when used by SRTB agencies
  5. Support the adoption of innovations that meet the operational demands of SRTB justice systems
  6. Provide feedback to NIJ on the existing needs of SRTB agencies and where technology is either working or failing to meet those needs.

The JIC is a partnership between RAND, CNA and Arizona State University (ASU). Click below to contact our:

Law enforcement experts
Corrections experts
Courts experts

Meagan Cahill
RAND
Center Director

 

Jess Saunders
RAND
Center Director

Liisa Ecola
RAND
Project Manager

 

Shamena Anwar
RAND

John Hollywood
RAND

 

Priscillia Hunt
RAND

Greg Midgette
RAND

 

Charles Katz
ASU

Cassia Spohn
ASU

 

Vince Webb
ASU