Federal Agencies

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We Help Federal Agencies Make Better Informed Decisions

The TotalVerify™ data hub from Equifax delivers data-driven solutions that help federal agencies make better informed decisions for early response to people-driven risk.

Building on more than 25 years of experience providing victim notification services, we have developed the nation’s most comprehensive and up-to-date incarceration data network and a suite of solutions designed to help save lives, fight crime, prevent fraud, and manage risk.

Dozens of federal, state, and local agencies rely on TotalVerify's data solutions to help solve the challenge of sourcing timely criminal justice data. Our solutions help promote public safety, reduce recidivism, curb improper payments, improve agency efficiency, and lead to more judicious use of taxpayer dollars.

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Sourcing Criminal Justice Data is Challenging

Federal agencies can benefit from comprehensive criminal justice data, but there are inherent challenges:

  • Federally managed incarceration data sources have limitations. Other incarceration data sources are limited in scope and timeliness.
  • Many records have few personal identifiers. A weekend arrest for assault is an obvious red-flag, but determining relevancy is challenging when the record only contains a name and year of birth.
  • Each jurisdiction treats crime differently. States, counties, and even cities interpret the classification and severity of crime individually. Normalized sources of criminal justice data are rare.
Equifax has decades of experience collecting criminal justice data straight-from-the-source.
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Helping Federal Agencies Solve Pressing Problems

Incarceration data and criminal records help federal agencies do more with less, improving government efficiency and ensuring judicious use of taxpayer dollars.

Continuity of Benefits

Access to social services is critical for recently released inmates looking to integrate into public life.

Our platform provides near real-time notifications on release from incarceration. Agencies use these alerts to automate or expedite access to benefits like Medicaid, SNAP, and TANF. This solution ultimately creates administrative efficiencies while reducing recidivism and the number of “super-utilizers” of criminal justice resources.

Fraud, Waste, and Abuse

Because incarcerated persons are ineligible for many entitlement program benefits, agencies need a solution to help prevent improper payments and fraud among their beneficiary population.

Our data network can provide valuable pointer data to aid in the eligibility determination process in two ways: upon initial application, and then through an ongoing monitoring service that indicates when a person has been incarcerated for a certain length of time.

Workplace Safety

Federal agencies maintain stringent background screening and security clearance requirements for new employees, but also need to ensure current employees, contractors, and vendors are not posing new internal risks.

We help government agencies reduce malicious threats that come from people within an organization, such as employees, former employees, and contractors. Our suite of data solutions enhances pre-employment screening but also power notifications on potential new criminal activity moving forward.

Law Enforcement Investigations

Federal law enforcement agencies are challenged with clearing high-profile crimes and locating most wanted individuals. Law enforcement has more data available to them than ever before, but that data is often disparate and hard to use. Too much time is spent searching for critical information and criminal connections.

Our solutions for federal agencies include access to the nation’s most comprehensive and up-to-date incarceration data network, so you can use near real-time justice information to quickly locate persons of interest and accelerate the investigative process.


Proud to Partner with Federal Agencies

If you’re interested in learning more, reach out to us today.