Justice & Safety
Are we up to standard?
As we explore how to improve information sharing across the Justice sector, the time has come to look afresh at the digital technical standards which underpin the integration of Scottish criminal justice information systems (ISCJIS). Our work on information sharing is still at an early stage, but the value of a consistent and fit for purpose data standard across the justice sector cannot be overstated.
There are opportunities to review common data standards and integration capabilities to benefit the justice system as a whole and there are several key areas for improvement. Efficiency savings and improved user experience are at the forefront, but what are the first steps we need to do to get there?
- we will access the expertise of technical staff through the Criminal Justice Data Standards and Data Sharing Group:
This is a forum for business and IT management colleagues from Scottish criminal justice agencies, to link change projects and ensure that the implications of data standards and integration are understood and co-ordinated, as well as considering opportunities to digitise processes
- we will also reconvene the Standard Prosecution Report User Group:
This is a forum for business management colleagues to share their experience of the SPR system and discuss process issues, to highlight potential improvements
- we will consider the Scottish Government’s strategy on open data and ‘digital first’ standards and integrate as appropriate
Consistent data standards across the justice sector can help achieve more efficient and effective working through secure sharing of information.
If you work within the justice system and would like to contribute to this work please get in touch through the comment box below.