NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ Tennessee, Illinois and Iowa are receiving a grant to increase public safety by sharing criminal justice information.


According to a news release from the National Governors Association, state-level reforms aimed at reducing recidivism, lowering corrections costs and improving safety may not work as well if states don't have a good way of sharing corrections information with each other.


The states receiving the grant will get guidance and technical assistance from the National Governors Association and experts in the private sector, research organizations and academia.


The program is called the Cross Boundary Corrections Information Exchange Policy Academy.


It is made possible through a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance.