Meetings

The SEARCH Membership Group typically meets twice a year. Our Winter Meeting occurs in January or February, and our Annual Meeting occurs in July. Members convene to share successes and solve mutual challenges, identify areas of need, and determine new directions and approaches to improving justice information sharing. SEARCH Members bring their collective experiences to these discussions by thoughtfully engaging from both a local and a national perspective.

Meetings are open to the public but require online registration. Depending on attendee status, a registration fee to attend the meeting may apply. Meeting registration categories and fees are available on a separate Event website, which also includes details regarding hotel registration, and more. Meeting announcements and agendas are posted on the Event website, but presentations and meeting materials are only available to registered attendees and SEARCH Members.

2022 Membership Group Meetings

Tuesday-Wednesday, January 25-26, 2022
2022 SEARCH Winter Membership Group Meeting

Board of Directors meeting: Monday, January 24, 2022

Location TBD
Date TBD
2022 SEARCH Annual Membership Group Meeting
Location TBD

Past Membership Group Meetings & Events

2021

2021 SEARCH Symposium on Justice Information Technology, Policy and Research

July 13-14, 2021, St. Louis, MO
Visit the Symposium site for speaker presentations, session videos, photos and more.
Symposium Flyer
Symposium Agenda, Speaker List and Workshop Abstracts

2021 SEARCH Annual Membership Group Meeting

July 12, 2021, St. Louis, MO
Meeting Announcement
Meeting Agenda
Board of Directors Election Results
Years of Service Recognitions
SEARCH Annual Awards

2021 SEARCH Winter Membership Group Meeting

January 26-27, 2021, Virtual
Meeting Announcement 
Meeting Agenda

2020

2020 SEARCH Annual Membership Group Meeting

July 21, 2020, Virtual
Meeting Agenda
Board Election Results

2020 SEARCH Winter Membership Group Meeting

January 28-30, Columbia, SC
Meeting Announcement
Meeting Agenda
New Board Member
Photos from the 2020 Winter Meeting

2019

2019 SEARCH Symposium on Justice Information Technology, Policy and Research

July 23-24, 2019, Washington, DC
Symposium Agenda/Speaker List, Program, Speaker Presentations
Symposium Photos

2019 SEARCH Annual Membership Group Meeting and 50th Anniversary Commemoration

July 22, 2019, Washington, DC
Meeting Announcement
Meeting Agenda
Board Election Results
Years of Service and Special Recognitions
50th Anniversary Commemoration and Awards

2019 SEARCH Winter Membership Group Meeting

January 8-10, 2019, San Diego, CA
Meeting Announcement
Meeting Agenda
Photos from the 2019 Winter Meeting Vice Chair election
New Board Member

2018

2018 SEARCH Annual Membership Group Meeting

July 24-26, 2018, Washington, DC
Meeting Announcement
Meeting Agenda
Photos from the 2018 Annual Meeting Board election results
Awards ceremony and years of service recognitions

2018 SEARCH Winter Membership Group Meeting

January 23-25, 2018, Birmingham, Alabama
Meeting Announcement
Meeting Agenda
Photos from the 2018 Winter Meeting

2017

2017 SEARCH Annual Membership Group Meeting

July 25-27, 2017, Des Moines, Iowa
Meeting Announcement
Meeting Agenda
Board election results Awards ceremony and years of service recognitions

2017 SEARCH Winter Membership Group Meeting

January 24-26, 2017, Phoenix, Arizona
Meeting Announcement
Meeting Agenda
Challenges and Promising Practices for Disposition Reporting: Report from the 2017 SEARCH Winter Membership Group Meeting

2016

2016 SEARCH Annual Membership Group Meeting

July 26-28, 2016, Houston, Texas
Meeting Announcement
Meeting Agenda
Board election results
Photos from the 2016 Annual Meeting Years of service recognitions

2016 SEARCH Winter Membership Group Meeting

January 26-28, 2016, San Diego, California
Meeting Announcement
Meeting Agenda
Photos from the 2016 Winter Meeting

2015

2015 SEARCH Annual Membership Group Meeting

July 28-30, 2015, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Meeting Announcement
Meeting Agenda
Photos from the 2015 Annual Meeting

2015 SEARCH Winter Membership Group Meeting

January 27-29, 2015, Austin, Texas Meeting Announcement
Meeting Agenda
Photos from the 2015 Winter Meeting

Staff Directory
Phillip Bennie (916) 607-5095
Dean Chatfield (304) 435-7724
Yogesh Chawla (608) 439-5965
Diane Chin (916) 550-9515
Dennis DeBacco (775) 412-1950
James E. Douglas (916) 710-0320
Becki Goggins (334) 201-3001
Michael Jacobson (406) 465-8995
Diane E. Lacy (541) 499-8610
Karen Lissy (916) 538-5532
Timothy Lott (916) 550-9524
Mark Perbix (916) 712-5918
Twyla R. Putt (916) 550-9517
David J. Roberts (202) 909-0298
Lauren Wagner (916) 212-4289
Haiqi Wei (608) 335-9107
Mo West (916) 206-7217
Vicky Williams (916) 318-6687
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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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Michael Mackay

Mr. Michael Mackay is an Information Sharing Developer for SEARCH, The National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics. As part of the Software and Data Engineering Program (SDEP) team, he plans, develops, implements, and deploys information sharing systems on behalf of SEARCH clients in local, state, tribal, and Federal government settings. He also provides programming, configuration, and testing assistance, and consults on implementation architecture and design with clients. 

Mr. Mackay supports justice, public safety, and homeland security information sharing nationwide through SDEP services that include software architecture and systems design, application development, deployment and support, data management services, and direct technical assistance and training. These services offer capabilities that include federated query, authentication access/control, subscription/notification, process/workflow automation, data analysis, and more. 

Prior to joining SEARCH in 2021, Mr. Mackay worked as a Software Engineering Intern for TDM Business Toole Suite, where he provided software development support using Java frameworks, implemented relational database models using MySQL, and designed GUI components using NetBeans. 

Mr. Mackay will work in an Agile development environment, a methodology that SEARCH embraces that focuses on incremental development and delivery, collaboration in a team approach, and rapid and flexible response to change throughout the development cycle. 

Mr. Mackay earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics and Statistics from Stony Brook University, New York. 

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