Both the Open Justice Broker Consortium and the Hawaii Integrated Justice Information System (HIJIS) are creating tools to help state, local, and tribal governments share information between justice agencies. This creates a powerful collaboration, which allows HIJIS to accomplish its mission by leveraging the Consortium’s resources, and furthers the mission of both organizations.
The Open Justice Broker Consortium is the ultimate example of information sharing. At the state level we are developing information exchanges that are being reused by other state agencies for a fraction of the cost of creating new ones. The OJBC pushes this sharing of resources to the national level. Criminal justice agencies all have the need to share the same information. It just doesn’t make any sense for agencies to build what has already been built.