Youth Programs & Services Survey: Putting Your Agency on the Map

IACP is engaged in a project that will allow law enforcement agencies to highlight their programs and services for youth through an internet-based mapping application. When completed, this application will help police and other juvenile justice practitioners share information about programs and promising practices on a national level. Presently, IACP is collecting baseline data that will help define and structure how youth programs and services data will be integrated into a web-based geographical information system (GIS) being developed by the U.S. Department of Justice through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). More details about this application, called SMART, appear below. How You Can Assist in Putting Your Agency on the Map IACP is requesting that persons knowledgeable about their agency’s programs and services for youth complete the survey by completing it on-line or downloading it and returning a hardcopy. The survey can be completed in approximately 20 minutes by personnel who have first-hand knowledge of their agency’s programs and services for youth and juvenile justice functions. Complete the Survey On-line: Use the following link to take the survey on-line. (If you need to stop in the middle of the survey, you can return to the same link later to complete the survey as long as you do so from the same computer) Click here to take the survey on-line Download the Survey in PDF: For those who prefer to complete the survey as a hardcopy, please download the survey by clicking below. Click here to download the survey in PDF Once you completed the hard-copy survey, please fax the completed survey to (to the attention of John Markovic) at 703-684-5728 or mail it to: John Markovic IACP 515 N Washington Ave Alexandria, VA 22314-2357 Background on the OJJDP GIS Publication The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is developing a Geographical Information System (GIS) called SMART to meet the needs of persons involved in youth services and juvenile justice. Intended users include youth-program service providers, law enforcement personnel, policy makers, and the general community. IACP is working with OJJDP to represent the interests of law enforcement. Our major roles on the project are to ensure that the law enforcement community gets the most out of the system and to help determine the types of information law enforcement can reliably contribute to the system. Related URLs: A prototype of the interactive GIS system, which is now under development, is available at http://smart.gismapping.info/