The La Frontera Southwest Case Management System (SWCM) provides a comprehensive collection of data relating to crimes that have occurred in the community and surrounding areas. This includes the types of crimes the location the time and any witnesses that may have been involved. This data is also used for a more comprehensive case analysis. The SWCM also provides a case management plan that will be used to manage any future cases as well as to identify any issues that need addressing. The SWCM includes the ability to link with the rest of the community’s criminal justice systems.
The SWCM has many benefits including: the ability to collect case-related data from various sources such as police departments courts and private organizations which are usually housed on a database. In addition the system allows users to view past and present crime statistics that may be relevant to their particular situation. These are then analyzed by a computer program that generates an accurate and up-to-date crime map. It is also able to integrate with a number of third party databases to increase the information that is stored.
The SWCM is user friendly and can be downloaded from the internet. Most users however will choose to hire a local case manager who can work in collaboration with the central data center of the system. The SWCM is one of the most widely used crime reporting systems in the country and it is also one of the best suited for such use. Due to its high accuracy and comprehensive case analysis capability this system is often used in conjunction with other crime reporting systems.