Agencies establish information-sharing agreements that both protect people’s privacy and support the need to share, with relevant partners, the case-level results of screenings and assessments that inform key decisions related to pretrial release, diversion, discharge planning, and specialized pretrial and post-conviction community supervision. These agreements align with federal and state confidentiality regulations.
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- National Association of Counties ("Data-Driven Justice: Using and Sharing Data")
- Data-Driven Justice Case Studies
- Point-of-Service Information Sharing Between Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health Partners
For samples related to this intervention, see these resources:
- Camden Coalition Business Associates Agreement
- Sample Business Associate Agreement Provisions
- MOU between two agencies for a grant program
- MOU between a law enforcement agency and behavioral health agency
- Business Associate Agreement Incorporating Omnibus Rule Provisions
Johnson County, KS Johnson County
- All service providers that use the county's integrated data sharing system, My Resource Connection, must sign an agreement that outlines how information may be shared using the system.
- By signing this agreement, users certify that they understand appropriate use of the system and will maintain confidentiality of shared information.
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Los Angeles County, CA Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD)
- Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health and LAPD incorporated a section about confidentiality and information sharing into their memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health.
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