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2019 SEARCH Symposium to Explore Role and Impact of Technology, Policy and Research in Justice Operations



2019 SEARCH Symposium on Justice Information Technology, Policy and Research


Tuesday, July 23–Wednesday, July 24


Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport
Arlington, VA


Explore the role and impact of echnology, evolving legal doctrines and policy initiatives, and research findings and opportunities in the justice operations of today.


Justice/Public Safety officials, academic/agency researchers, technical developers, operational managers/practitioners, justice reform advocates from local, state, and federal agencies and organizations.

We’re less than 8 weeks away from SEARCH launching the 2019 Symposium on Justice Information Technology, Policy and Research.

New and emerging technologies play a critical role in justice operations—enabling more sophisticated crime, enhancing investigative capabilities, and expanding research and information sharing. 

Register today to secure your space before rates increase on June 1, 2019!

The 2019 Symposium is organized around a rich and substantive agenda featuring workshops addressing such critical and contemporary topics as:

  • Facial Recognition Technology and Policy
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • NICS—Emerging Legislation & Innovative Solutions
  • Criminal Records Sealing and Expungement
  • Official Records vs. Commercial Background Checks
  • Criminal Justice Reform and Reentry
  • Information Systems Security
  • NIBRS and Crime Analysis
  • Privacy and Security in an Online World
  • CCH Research on Recidivism and Redemption
  • Information Sharing Case Studies
  • Cite & Release Policies and CCH Records

Confirmed speakers represent SEARCH, Federal Bureau of Investigation-FBI, Bureau of Justice Statistics-BJS, Arnold Ventures, Code for America, National Institute of Standards and Technology-NIST, National Center for State Courts-NCSC, Harvard Law School, American Civil Liberties Union-ACLU, Nlets, and state and local justice agencies from New York, California, North Carolina, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Maine, District of Columbia, Delaware, Missouri, Alaska, Utah, and many more.

The Symposium also features an Exhibit Hall of Industry-Leading Solution Providers and Technologies and Networking Opportunities that enable peers to learn and share with one another.

The 2019 Symposium website ( provides more details on the event, including fee and registration schedules.  Regular pricing is in effect through May 31—register soon!

SEARCH first held national symposia in the 1970s, and in the 1990s and early 2000s held six Symposia focusing on justice information sharing and policy issues: 1994, 1996, 1999, 2002, 2004, and 2006

SEARCH is a national nonprofit consortium of Governor-appointed Members that plays a critical and enduring role in designing, developing and managing criminal history record information systems and information sharing capabilities nationwide.  SEARCH devotes its efforts and resources to build and support responsible information management and sharing to address the ever-evolving needs of local, state, tribal, and federal justice and public safety agencies and practitioners nationwide.  We are commemorating our 50th anniversary in 2019 and our 2019 SEARCH Symposium continues our long-standing practice of partnering with legal experts, industry thought-leaders, researchers, practitioners, technical developers, and justice and public safety professionals to learn, to engage, and to effect change.
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