The Socioeconomic Mapping and Resource Topography (SMART) System

"The SMART System for Kids"

http://www.smartgis.info

What is it? The SMART System is a Geographic Information System (GIS)-based issues management system, developed to support the early identification of emerging local issues and provide resources to assist decision makers with implementing both rapid response and long-term plans.

The first phase of SMART has been completed. At this time, we have archival data mapped at the national, state, county, and census tract, and place/street levels. This data is coming from multiple sources, including: the United States Census Bureau, OJJDP’s Statistical Briefing Book, the Helping America’s Youth website, and the Office of Justice Programs’ Grants Management System.

This system will allow the users to locate resources and incidents of crime and delinquency and other social indicators, visualize the data, and perform complex location-based analysis that should lead to better decision making.

Please join us in testing the SMART System so that we can create a tool that will assist you. We are very interested in your feedback regarding the system’s content and functionality.

For further information, questions, comments, and/or concerns, please contact:

Dennis Mondoro, Stategic Community Development Officer, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention at 201-514-3913 or dennis.mondoro@usdoj.gov