Issue 3: Management Information Systems

Goal: Develop tracking systems to rapidly identify mentally ill offenders and ensure appropriate services within the criminal justice and mental health systems, and to allow coordination of services across these systems.


Confidentiality issues need to be addressed to allow for exchange of information to identify mentally ill individuals who need increased coordination between the legal community and mental health providers. Management information systems could be designed to address both the need to identify individuals entering each system and those common to both systems.


356. The Department of Health and Social Services, Department of Law, Alaska Mental Health Board, Department of Corrections, and advocacy groups will explore methods to address the problem of protecting privacy rights while assuring agencies adequate access to records and tracking information.
Responsible party: Department of Health and Social Services