February 14, 2008

Rhode Island Office of the Attorney General Launches New, Improved Web Site at Http://Www.RIAG.RI.Gov

The Rhode Island Office of Attorney General recently launched its newly redesigned Web site, which makes finding information and forms easier than before. The site is available at http://www.RIAG.RI.gov or by visiting the state's official Web portal (http://www.RI.gov).

The Web site redesign includes additional features such as a sign-up to receive e-mail delivery of the Attorney General's newsletter. Visitors to the site may also subscribe to real-time RSS feeds and be kept up-to-date on news and information as it's posted in addition to receiving emailed Amber Alerts. The new Web site also features a link to loveisrespect.org™, the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline.

The Web site was built using standards-based design principles and features greater adherence to federal accessibility guidelines to appeal to the widest possible audience. An enhanced search engine is updated daily and displays information in a format similar to other popular search engines commonly used by visitors to the site. The Web site also offers a streamlined navigation that provides an easier browsing experience.

"The newly designed site conforms to the state's common look and feel standards and it provides the public with a more cohesive navigation for accessing information and resources," said Attorney General Patrick Lynch. "We've consolidated areas on the Web site in ways that make sense to our site visitors. By offering an electronic newsletter sign-up, RSS feeds, press releases, and an alerts section, we are better equipped to keep the people of Rhode Island informed."

The Department of Attorney General is the central legal agency of and for the State of Rhode Island. The Department is responsible for the prosecution of all felony criminal cases and misdemeanor appeals as well as the prosecution of misdemeanor cases brought by state law enforcement action in the various District Courts. Additionally, as chief legal officer of the state, the Attorney General represents all agencies, departments, and commissions in litigation, and initiates legal action when necessary, to protect the interests of Rhode Island residents. The Attorney General provides legal advice to state officers and state agencies whenever requested. The Department of Attorney General also is charged with operating and maintaining the State Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI), which is the central repository for all criminal records in the state.

The Office of Attorney General's Web site was created in partnership with RI.gov, which also built and maintains the state's Web portal at http://www.RI.gov.

About RI.gov

RI.gov is Rhode Island's homepage and official Web site (http://www.RI.gov), a collaborative effort between the state of Rhode Island and Rhode Island Interactive. The RI.gov site and services are developed and maintained by Rhode Island Interactive, a subsidiary of the eGovernment firm NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV).

About NIC

NIC manages more eGovernment services than any provider in the world. The company helps government communicate more effectively with citizens and businesses by putting essential services online. NIC provides eGovernment solutions for 2,600 state and local agencies that serve more than 69 million people in the United States. Additional information is available at http://www.nicusa.com.