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2021 SEARCH Symposium on Justice
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Join us July 13-14 at our hybrid On-site/Virtual Event.

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2021 SEARCH Annual Membership Group Meeting

Members to meet July 12 in St. Louis, MO

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Membership Interaction

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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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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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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21Apr2021

SEARCH Now Accepting Donations Via AmazonSmile

SEARCH is partnering with Amazon to accept donations. Through this program, when customers use the AmazonSmile website to shop for Amazon purchases, the AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to charitable organizations.

19Apr2021

Survey Insights Blog Series #7: States’ Participation in the National Systems and Programs that Facilitate Interstate Exchange of Criminal History Records

This is the seventh in a series of blogs that explore findings from the Survey of State Criminal History Information Systems, 2018, published by the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) in November 2020.

06Apr2021

Survey Insights Blog Series #6: 2018 Survey Reveals State Practices in Using Mobile Technology to Capture and Transmit Fingerprints

This is the sixth in a series of blogs that explore findings from the Survey of State Criminal History Information Systems, 2018, published by the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) in November 2020.

31Mar2021

Virginia Governor Appoints VSP Captain to SEARCH Membership

SEARCH welcomes Captain Matthew T. Patterson as the Commonwealth of Virginia’s new representative to the SEARCH Membership Group.


Karen Lissy

Ms. Karen Lissy is a Justice Information Services Specialist for the Law and Policy Program of SEARCH, The National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics. In this position, she provides assistance to state and local justice and public safety agencies to collect, curate, and use National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) data and computerized criminal history record (CCH/CHRI) information for policy analysis and development.

She also guides justice and related organizations in how to craft and implement laws, policies, practices, and technology applications to effectively collect and use CCH and related justice/public safety data; address legal, policy, and regulatory issues associated with CCH data; better manage and operate criminal justice information and identification systems; and develop security and privacy policies that protect justice information sharing systems.

Ms. Lissy has nearly two decades of research and data analysis experience, having led projects and tasks in support of two agencies within the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (the Bureau of Justice Statistics and National Institute of Justice), as well as the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, and multiple foundations, including Ford, Annie E. Casey, and Hewlett. Prior to joining SEARCH in October 2020, Ms. Lissy served as a Social Science Researcher at RTI International, as a regional Crime Analyst for the Redmond (WA) Police Department, and as Director of a research program with the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis. Beginning in 2012, Ms. Lissy’s work has focused on improving data in law enforcement to answer policy questions and improve community/police relations.

Ms. Lissy earned a Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy from Duke University, and a Master’s in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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