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.

Criminal Justice Sharing Contact Information

Justice Information Sharing Organization: The California Justice Information Sharing Initiative.
The California Department of Justice is currently taking a coordinator role as California begins to develop statewide information-sharing initiatives.
Director: Linda Denly, Bureau Chief, California Department of Justice, Division of California Justice Information Services, Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information


California Justice Information Services Division
The division’s mission, in accordance with the responsibilities of the Department of Justice, is:
      • To protect the people of the state of California by facilitating the exchange of accurate, timely, and complete criminal justice intelligence, identification, and information using state-of-the- art computer technology.
      • To provide law enforcement the means to apprehend persons suspected of criminal activity and provide regulatory agencies the means to license only qualified persons in positions of public trust.
Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigative Services (BCIIS)
The bureau’s mission, in accordance with the responsibilities of the Department of Justice, is: Through the ingenuity and commitment of its employees, the BCIIS provides the highest quality biometric identification and investigative services utilizing innovative and secure technology to ensure accurate and timely data. The BCIIS assumes a leadership role and delivers efficient customer service to our criminal justice and public safety partners, regulatory agencies and the citizens that we are privileged to serve.

Currently being developed as part of a statewide initiative to develop information-sharing technology.

Governance Details: Currently the California Justice Information Sharing Initiative is at its initial stage. The Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information will be gathering the leadership structure needed to build the governance structure for the initiative.

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)