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07Aug2013

Photos from the 2013 Annual Membership Meeting

The evening of July 23, Members, Staff and Guests took a break from the business of the 2013 SEARCH Annual Meeting to enjoy a reception at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento recognizing the two recipients of SEARCH’s annual awards: The O.J. Hawkins Award, a practitioner honor that went to retired SEARCH Executive Director Ronald P. Hawley, and the Cooper Meritorious Service Award, a Membership honor that went to Texas justice official Robert Wessels.

SEARCH's 2013 Annual Meeting was highlighted by the presentation of two annual awards, presented by Chairman Francis X. Aumand III (second from right). Joining him (from left) are SEARCH Executive Director Scott Came, At-Large Member Robert Wessels, and former SEARCH Executive Director Ronald Hawley.

SEARCH’s 2013 Annual Meeting was highlighted by the presentation of two annual awards, presented by Chairman Francis X. Aumand III (second from right). Joining him (from left) are SEARCH Executive Director Scott Came, At-Large Member Robert Wessels, and former SEARCH Executive Director Ronald Hawley.


SEARCH Chairman Francis Aumand presents the 2013 Gary R. Cooper Meritorious Service Award to At-Large Member Robert Wessels, a nationally known and respected court management professional.

SEARCH Chairman Francis Aumand presents the 2013 Gary R. Cooper Meritorious Service Award to At-Large Member Robert Wessels, a nationally known and respected court management professional.


Retired SEARCH Executive Director Ronald P. Hawley accepts the 2013 O.J. Hawkins Award. Mr. Hawley was Executive Director from 2003 to 2013, following three decades of service as a North Carolina state justice and information technology official in a variety of investigative, operational, and leadership roles.

Retired SEARCH Executive Director Ronald P. Hawley accepts the 2013 O.J. Hawkins Award. Mr. Hawley was Executive Director from 2003 to 2013, following three decades of service as a North Carolina state justice and information technology official in a variety of investigative, operational, and leadership roles.


SEARCH At-Large Member Al Blumstein, who nominated Ron for the award, offers his congratulations.

SEARCH At-Large Member Al Blumstein, who nominated Ron for the award, offers his congratulations.


The evening brought together (from left) retired SEARCH Executive Directors Gary R. Cooper (1983-2003) and Ron Hawley (2003-2013), who joined current Executive Director Scott Came.

The evening brought together (from left) retired SEARCH Executive Directors Gary R. Cooper (1983-2003) and Ron Hawley (2003-2013), who joined current Executive Director Scott Came.

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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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