Partners

For more than 4 decades, SEARCH has developed strategic relationships that have played an important role in many significant and successful national initiatives. In particular, SEARCH has collaborative partnerships with agencies of the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Homeland Security that have played an important role in our success. SEARCH also collaborates with other organizations, associations and resource providers in support of justice, public safety and information technology initiatives. Through these partnerships, SEARCH is able to identify and deliver solutions, develop policies, standards and models, and offer thought leadership in areas such as information sharing, project planning, high-tech crime investigation, criminal history record management, and interoperable voice/data communications. Learn more about our partners by visiting their sites.

Federal-Level Partners

 

Organizations/Resources

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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