Florida

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 twoodhams@ncja.org 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 Criminal and Juvenile Justice Information Systems Council

Director: Charles Schaeffer, Director, Criminal Justice Information Services, Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE)

About: The Council, as mandated by Florida Statute, falls under the responsibility of the Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) and the CJIS Director, Charles Schaeffer. The Council facilitates the identification, standardization, sharing, and coordination of criminal and juvenile justice data and other public safety system data among federal, state, and local agencies. The Council adopts uniform information-exchange standards, methodologies, and best practices; provides statewide oversight and supports the development of plans and policies relating to public safety information systems; and provides oversight to the operation of the Criminal Justice Network (CJNet). The Council provides strategic oversight and advisory policy direction for the planning, development and operation of the information systems of the Florida Departments of Law Enforcement, Corrections, Juvenile Justice and Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.

Mission: To enhance public safety by providing a network that promotes cost-effective information sharing and timely and appropriate access to both local and state information for criminal justice agencies, while recognizing the independence of each agency.

Created: The Council was created by the Department of Criminal Law Enforcement Act of 1974 as an advisory body to guide FDLE’s Division of Criminal Justice Information Systems through periodic reviews of its operating policies, procedures, and information systems.

Governance Details: The council is composed of 15 members: eight representatives from state government; five members appointed by the governor (two sheriffs, two police chiefs, and one clerk of the circuit court); one public defender appointed by the Florida Public Defender Association, Inc.; and one state attorney appointed by the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association, Inc.


Additional State Contacts:

Nlets members:https://www.nlets.org/our-members

NASCIO state profiles:http://www.nascio.org/aboutNASCIO/profiles/

SEARCH membership group:http://www.search.org/about/membership/

National Center for State Courts - state court websites: http://www.ncsc.org/Information-and-Resources/Browse-by-State/State-Court-Websites.aspx

Court Technology Association: http://www.correctionstech.org/about/members.htm (member list not available to non-members)