The juvenile justice servicing agencies and providers around the state needed data systems that were integrated to enhance data sharing. Previously there was no consistency in the information gathered and shared among these agencies. The implementation of the OJJ Data Warehouse in 2008 was the solution to this expressed need.
The Data Warehouse provides easy access to critical data for all organizational units which include the Secure Care Facilities, Field Services and the Central Office. In addition, other stakeholders affected are youth, their families, and juvenile justice serving agencies at the state and local level and the community.
The agency is currently sharing data with the Louisiana Department of Social Services and the Department of Education. This data sharing has proven useful in recognizing trends and possible areas that will benefit from early intervention. Data sharing and analysis at the local level continues to be augmented. To address this issue, the agency is working with the MacArthur Foundation and local governmental entities to identify areas where data sharing is possible.
For more information contact: Will.Paulson@LA.GOV