Jones Promoted to Justice Information Systems Specialist

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Ms. Sarah M. Jones has been promoted to Justice Information Systems Specialist for SEARCH, where she works on the Justice Information Exchange Model (JIEM®) project, which focuses on the development of integrated justice information systems planning and implementation. Ms. Jones provides training, technical assistance, and research on automated systems development, automation planning, and justice information sharing to state, local, and tribal jurisdictions nationwide.

Prior to her recent promotion, Ms. Jones was Program Coordinator for the Systems and Technology Program at SEARCH, where she oversaw coordination of the Justice Information Exchange Model (JIEM®) program, managed JIEM® positioning/marketing and coordinated regional information sharing conferences focused on the latest innovative solutions in justice and public safety information sharing.

"In the past year, Sarah has successfully coordinated our series of four Regional Information Sharing Conferences for the Bureau of Justice Assistance, and has also led the development of new educational/promotional materials for the Justice Information Exchange Modeling (JIEM®) program. She has also become an effective trainer on the JIEM® methodology and tool. We are pleased to welcome Sarah to her new role within SEARCH," said Systems and Technology Director Scott Came.

Ms. Jones joined SEARCH in 2002 as Program Coordinator for the Justice Technology Resource Center, a Web-based system designed to assist justice agencies nationwide in planning, procuring and implementing information systems. Ms. Jones oversaw all aspects of managing the system.

Before joining SEARCH, Ms. Jones was a Senior Consultant for KPMG Consulting, Inc. In this role she provided management consulting services in support of information systems development and implementation; developed implementation and change management plans for large-scale information technology projects; identified activity relations and analyzed workflow; developed risk assessment methodology; assisted in database development and implementation; facilitated change management sessions; undertook business project reengineering of information systems and workflow; designed and administered change management field surveys; and managed quality assurance and production. She was also a Human Resources/Communications Manager and a Trainer/Recruiter at various corporations in Ohio.