Electronic Traffic Information Processing (eTRIP) Initiative
The Washington Integrated Justice Information Board seeks to improve information sharing among criminal justice agencies by establishing an integration broker. This Justice Information Network Data Exchange (JINDEX) utilizes Microsoft Biztalk Server and functions on existing networks for messaging services. Messages exchanged among agencies through the JINDEX messaging service are structured using XML and SOAP messaging standards. These standards have been established through the Global Justice XML Data Model (GJXDM) developed by the Department of Justice. Each eTRIP XML document utilizes a subset of the GJXDM in constructing its message schema.
The JINDEX is the central broker in a systems integration model built on Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). SOA is defined as an architectural style whose goal is to achieve loose coupling among interacting software agents. SOA eliminates the need for point to point connections by utilizing a central broker and web services at the data provider and consumer. JINDEX acts as the centralized broker in exchanging standards-based XML messages across multiple agencies.
The JINDEX serves as the primary exchange mechanism for electronic citations, infractions, and collision reports.