Enterprise Planning

enterprise-planningEnterprise Planning establishes the strategic and operational goals of an enterprise and addresses planning for the internal and external factors that affect it—such as political, economic, technological, legal and environmental. In criminal justice and public safety, the “enterprise” is large and complex and involves multiple participants and governing processes, rules, and resources. Its many stakeholders have different business needs and perspectives that must be addressed, and often compete for scarce resources and IT support. Effective enterprise planning helps organizations achieve success in their efforts to obtain and share information—an especially important goal when information will be shared across agency and jurisdictional boundaries. 

SEARCH provides resources and assistance to justice and public safety organizations in effective enterprise planning. Our focus areas include:

  • Strategic Planning: Helping organizations determine medium- and long-term plans (1 to 5 years) for automation, integration, information sharing and interoperability.
  • Governance: Creating a formally organized structure that helps ensure all stakeholders are appropriately involved in a project or process improvement
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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