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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. Nearly 1 million eligible organizations participate.

Using SEARCH’s dedicated AmazonSmile link, supporters are able to select SEARCH as their chosen charity. The shopping experience is identical to Amazon.com, with the added benefit that consumers can automatically and conveniently support a cause or organization of their choice, at no cost to them.

Consumers can bookmark the AmazonSmile link on the web browsers on their computers and mobile devices. Users’ login information is the same as the regular Amazon website. (Learn more about AmazonSmile on their FAQs page.)

Since the program began in 2013, charities have received more than $70 million in donations.

SEARCH Group, Incorporated (EIN 94-2247019) is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and is eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable donations.

Mission

SEARCH is dedicated to improving the quality of justice and public safety through the use, management and exchange of information; application of new technologies; and responsible law and policy, while safeguarding security and privacy.

Programs

IT Security, Information Sharing and Public Safety Programs, Criminal History Policy

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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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