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Information and idea generation. Sharing and consensus-building. SEARCH’s strength is our ability to engage justice stakeholders in valuable face-to-face and virtual peer networking.

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Best Practices
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Our ability to evolve Member-identified needs from research, to policy and technical solution development, then on to implementation, distinguishes us from other organizations.

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SEARCH provides thought leadership to the justice information sharing community by conducting detailed research, analysis and fact finding to explore key justice issues.

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Education & Outreach

SEARCH educates, influences and advocates the states’ issues, ideas and positions to a variety of decision-makers, peers and partners in the justice information sharing community.

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Wyatt Pettengill Joins SEARCH Board of Directors

Mr. Wyatt Pettengill, North Carolina’s governor-appointed representative to the SEARCH Membership Group, has moved onto the SEARCH Board of Directors, effective December 28, 2017.


New Arkansas Member Brad Cazort Joins SEARCH

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson has appointed Mr. Brad Cazort to serve as Arkansas’ representative to the SEARCH Membership, effective Nov. 30, 2017.


New Technical Brief Provides GFIPM Implementation Tips

SEARCH has just published a new issue in its Technical Brief series, which provides guidance to justice stakeholders on how to implement GFIPM using Microsoft’s Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) as an identify provider.