Features & Benefits
As a web-based application, SPIRIT can operate from the Cloud or an in-house server using the highest industry standard encryption methods for remote web-based access. SPIRIT was developed with using the national Governance Guidelines for Juvenile Information Sharing (JIS) as a foundation. The Governance Guidelines for JIS were established by the National Juvenile Information Sharing Initiative (NJISI), a national cooperative program with the Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). SPIRIT works with youth serving agencies to implement and deploy evidence-based best practices in information sharing for children, youth, and families.
SPIRIT revolutionizes youth and family service delivery with:
- Instant risk assessment and case plan origination
- Tailored referral, intervention, and treatment
- Convenient access to online training and courses
- Online case planning
- Programmable security clearance levels for data access and case history
- Continuous real-time communications using the latest in data transfer security
- Real-time case-related communication alerts via email and text
- Electronic referral processing, including intake form generation
- Automated forms and surveys
- Real-time tracking, assessment, and reporting tools
- Secure data sharing processes in compliance with national JIS rules, HIPAA [i], COPPA[ii], and FERPA[iii]
This innovative Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application:
- Equips and empowers family social-services, law enforcement, family and juvenile court judges, school districts, and other authorized users with critical real-time information to more efficiently and effectively help at-risk youth and families
- Identifies effective diversion and intervention programs based on individual risk factors and interests, while also considering age, gender, and geographic location
- Provides instant and ongoing accountability and definitive follow-up progress reporting
- Connects agencies and service providers on a unified platform, which allows sharing of relevant and authorized data on a need-to-know basis
- Allows agency administrators to assign user roles with varying levels of access to protected information
- Yields data that enables users to measure outcomes, monitor effectiveness, and identify potential areas for improvement
- Is adaptable to each community’s distinct priorities and needs to achieve meaningful social benefits and significant in cost-savings
SPIRIT’s Platform is different. Instead of using an existing framework, SPIRIT utilized advanced software architecture techniques from the ground up with the desire to avoid browser and hardware issues that stem from system upgrades.
SPIRIT offers tool sets and features for:
- Fully configurable Case Management
- Real-Time Referral Matching
- Assessments and Automated Scoring
- Universal Calendar
- Customized Real-Time Reporting
- Case Updates and Notes
- Universal Consent
- Provider Acceptance
- Manual Referrals
- Case Plan Building
- Online Courses
[i] The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules, which are enforced by the Office for Civil Rights of the Department of Health and Human Services, protect the privacy of personally identifiable health (PIH) information and sets the national standards for the security of electronic protected health information.
[ii] The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), a United States federal law enacted in 1998 and in effect since April 21, 2000, applies to the online collection of personal information by persons or entities under U.S. jurisdiction from children under 13 years of age and outlines the responsibilities of website operators to protect children’s privacy and safety online.
[iii] The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal regulation that protects the privacy of student education records and applies to all students and education institutions who receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.