Criminal Justice Sharing Initiative

On this page is a description of the statewide criminal justice information sharing initiative (CJIS) and point of contact (POC) as identified by the State Administering Agency (SAA) Director.  We  recognize that there are also other key state POCs involved in information sharing that represent the various disciplines within criminal justice.  We have included POC information provided through the SAA and/or and represented on various organizations (such as NLETS, NASCIO, SEARCH and the NCSC.)  Recognizing that these agencies spend considerable time maintaining their membership lists up to date, we have provided links to access those membership lists directly from their respective websites below.

Please note:  At a future point, we would like to highlight local and tribal information sharing initiatives within states.   Please contact Tammy Woodhams at if you have a recommended change to the data provided for your state or would like to add information about your local initiative.

Statewide Justice Information Sharing Organization:

Web Site

Justice Information Sharing Organization: Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA)

Director: Maury Mitchell

About: ALEA is the Alabama state agency responsible all state level law enforcement within Alabama.  As part of it mission, through the Information Bureau, it is responsible for gathering and providing critical information for law enforcement and the criminal justice community. ALEA operates a state-of-the-art data center 24 hours a day, providing many information systems through its state criminal justice network (CJnet) and the Internet.

Mission: Through the Information Bureau, ALEA serves the criminal justice community by developing new and effective technologies, facilitating and coordinating state and local data sharing systems, cooperating with every served agency, promoting technology standards, and providing exactly what is needed to make the criminal justice enterprise better.

Created: The Alabama Legislature established ALEA in January 2015.  Its creation absorbed the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center, the agency that ran CJIS operations for the state.

Governance Details: In January 2015 the Alabama Justice Information Commission was created as a policy and oversight board over all state justice information sharing.  This board is composed of a 14-member voting section and a six-member advisory section that includes representatives from state and local governments and professional associations. The commission is responsible for establishing the policies and rules governing the operation of the agency. The commission’s voting section includes representatives from law enforcement and the judiciary, prosecuting attorneys, and district attorneys, while the advisory section includes legislators, municipal and county government association presidents, a representative from the Administrative Office of the Courts, and an Alabama citizen.

Additional State Contacts:

Nlets members:

NASCIO state profiles:

SEARCH membership group:

National Center for State Courts - state court websites:

Court Technology Association: (member list not available to non-members)