IJIS Institute Appoints New Courts Advisory Committee Chair

Marlene Martineau of New Dawn Technologies to Chair Newly Formed Institute Committee

Ashburn, VA, March 15, 2012 --(PR.com)-- The IJIS Institute, a nonprofit organization that focuses on mission-critical information sharing for justice, public safety, and homeland security is pleased to announce the appointment of Marlene Martineau, New Dawn Technologies, as Chair of the IJIS Institute’s new Courts Advisory Committee.

Marlene is the Director of Marketing and Communications at New Dawn Technologies. Marlene joined New Dawn in September 2004 and, in the past seven years, she has become intimately familiar with court technology.

In addition to her work at New Dawn, Marlene has also participated in a number of industry-relevant committees, where she served as:
- The Standards Chair of FACT (Forum on the Advancement of Court Technology) since 2007; and, as Chair of FACT since Feb 2011, where she launched a new brand strategy, governance structure, strategic plan, and website.
- The sole industry representative on the Court Technology Framework Working Group, which is dedicated to enhancing the use of and furthering education of the framework. The group’s work has morphed into working on the next generation of Court Technology Standards, a project sponsored by the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) and the Joint Technology Committee (JTC) of the National Association for Court Management (NACM) and Consortium of State Court Administrators (COSCA).
- A volunteer on the Technology Committee for the American Probation and Parole (APPA), as well as serving as technology faculty for their Annual Training Institutes.
- An industry expert on the IJIS Institute’s N-DEx Corrections Working Group.

In her capacity as Chair of the IJIS Institute Court Advisory Committee, Marlene will ensure the committee will contribute to the advancement of information sharing standards between courts and justice, law enforcement, corrections, health and human services, and other stakeholders. Although there has been extensive work within the courts community regarding national information sharing standards, significant effort remains to advance the adoption and use of these standards in support of court information sharing.

IJIS Institute Board of Directors President Matthew D'Alessandro, who appointed Marlene as Chair of the Courts Advisory Committee, added, “Marlene’s extensive background, not only related to court operations and solutions, but in regards to leadership, makes her the ideal individual to drive our Courts Advisory Committee. I am confident she will create a progressive agenda, actively engage and support the greater courts community, and add to the extensive subject matter expertise and thought leadership the IJIS Institute has exhibited over the last decade.”

About the IJIS Institute— The IJIS Institute unites the private and public sectors to improve critical information sharing for those who provide public safety and administer justice in our communities. The IJIS Institute provides training, technology assistance, national scope issue management, and program management services to help government fully realize the power of information sharing. Founded in 2001 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation with national headquarters on The George Washington University Virginia Science and Technology Campus in Ashburn, Virginia, the IJIS Institute has grown to nearly 200 member and affiliate companies across the United States. For more information, visit http://www.ijis.org.
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