March 11, 2003 By Government Technology
"This new partnership will allow us to add thousands of Californians to a search party at the push of a button," said Gov. Davis, in a statement.
Under the new program, the CHP will relay Amber Alert information to the California Lottery. The Lottery will instantly post messages on 2,800 terminals, scrolling electronic (LED readouts), 5,600 "Hot Spot" monitors (TV screens) and on printed material at nearly 20,000 lottery ticket outlets throughout the state.
Gov. Davis implemented the statewide Amber Alert system on July 24, 2002 to better coordinate the dozens of state and local law enforcement efforts to prevent and find abducted children.
Since its inception, Davis' office said the Amber Alert system has been activated 21 times, and all 24 children involved in these cases have been rescued or found safe.
This Digital Communities white paper highlights discussions with IT officials in four counties that have adopted shared services models. Our aim was to learn about the obstacles these governments have faced when it comes to shared services and what it takes to overcome those roadblocks. We also spoke with several members of the IT industry who have thought long and hard about these issues. The paper offers some best practices for shared government-to-government services, but also points out challenges that government and industry still must overcome before this model gains widespread adoption.