Justice Information Exchange Model (JIEM)

SEARCH began developing the Justice Information Exchange Model (JIEM®) in the early 2000s with the support of the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance.

JIEM—a methodology supported by an intuitive software tool and guided by reference models—was a trailblazer in information exchange modeling, because it allowed justice partners to document their information-sharing requirements and thus provided a stable foundation to design, implement, and deploy information sharing solutions within the broader justice enterprise.

JIEM integrated with both the Global Reference Architecture and NIEM—however, the tool to generate NIEM-conformant information exchanges is now the NIEM-UML.

As a service to the justice community, SEARCH will continue to provide the JIEM tool, related materials, and online certification training to those who wish to use it. (Note: SEARCH plans to sunset the JIEM tool and training on July 30, 2016.)

Integrated Components

JIEM consists of three integrated components:

  1. The JIEM Methodology: A structured, formally documented approach that provides the guidance you need to define, capture and organize critical information exchange requirements.
  2. The JIEM Reference Model: This model, based on the Adult Felony judicial process, consists of sets of information exchanges related to common justice business functions. The model provides practitioners with a baseline set of requirements that can accelerate their own requirements modeling efforts and align their requirements what has worked elsewhere
  3. The JIEM Modeling Tool: Easy-to-use software justice practitioners can use to build a model of their “as-is” and “to-be” information exchanges. Using the Tool, practitioners apply the JIEM Methodology to document requirements for electronic information sharing, capturing both the information content and business context of the exchanges. The latest JIEM version available is 5.0; it aligns with Global work products and allows robust, seamless development of NIEM information exchange package documentation (IEPD) artifacts.

What You Need

Interested in using JIEM to model justice information exchanges?

  • Take SEARCH’s free, online JIEM Certification Training, offered via the SEARCH Online Learning Portal. The training site offers the following—
    • Ten modules that combine lecture-type instruction with other multi-media, which you can take at your own pace.
    • An optional exam that allows you to test your new JIEM skills and obtain a certification. Each participant who successfully completes the training and passes the certification exam will receive a completion certificate immediately afterward from SEARCH.
    • All other resources and materials you need, including JIEM 5.0 installation files, the JIEM Reference Model, and more!

Register for certification training

  • Already certified, but need access to the JIEM 5.0 Tool, Reference Model, or other resources? Contact us and let us know what you need.

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