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6 | C O R P O R AT E A N N U A L R E P O R T Key Areas of Emphasis Community Informatics >City of Indianapolis’ simulation model, which informed the design of the new criminal justice reform effort. >Local Initiatives Support Corporation of Indianapolis (LISC)’s Great Places 2020 and quality of life program dashboard. >Plan 2020. We developed the IndyVitals (http://IndyVitals.org) neighborhood monitoring dashboard, powered by SAVI and its data, for Plan 2020. Developed new technology infrastructure for better data security • Polis partnered with the Carmel-based technology company Allegient (now part of DMI, Inc.) in designing the new data security infrastructure, which will also bolster our capacity for data analytics, data and text mining, and predictive analytics. Key Accomplishments Involved in several major initiatives • United Way of Central Indiana’s Data Integration Plan, an effort to integrate data from 89 nonprofit agencies with SAVI and other sources to inform better programming, funding allocations, and strategy alignment. • Great Families 2020, a major Social Innovation Fund grant (Corporation for National and Community Service) awarded to United Way of Central Indiana that targets four high-risk neighborhoods in Indianapolis to address key factors that impact family stability. • Domestic Violence Network data integration and analysis project (our third phase), which links domestic violence data with data from SAVI to understand domestic violence victims and perpetrators in Marion County. • Several dashboards and predictive models: >University of Indianapolis’ Poverty Center proof-of-concept simulation model about how various programs will impact poverty. Improved access to SAVI’s data with online dashboards and decision support tools • In March 2017, we launched a new Community Assessment & Planning Tool (http://assessment.savi.org/) in collaboration with United Way that allows nonprofits to define a custom geographic boundary and access a wealth of data describing the health, basic needs, income, and education needs of its residents and the existing resources to support those needs. • In July 2016, we launched IndyVitals in collaboration with Plan 2020 and the City of Indianapolis. Funded by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), IndyVitals provides quick access to SAVI’s neighborhood-level data through a dashboard for tracking neighborhood progress on several neighborhood health and sustainability indicators. • We refreshed IndianaImpact (http://IndianaImpact.org), which provides access to a community dashboard for each county that describes the health, education, income, and basic needs of residents. Increased data literacy and built capacity to use data • Trained 242 representatives from 102 nonprofit organizations and supported 81 individuals in their use of community data. 6