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

Web Site:

Justice Information Sharing Organization: The Integrated Justice Information System (IJIS) Implementation Board

Director: Jack Cutrone, Executive Director, Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, Chair of the Implementation Board of the Illinois Integrated Justice Information System. Elected as chair by the membership of the board; appointed Executive Director by the governor. 

Secondary POC:  Mike Carter, IIJIS

About: The IIJIS Implementation Board is an intergovernmental effort dedicated to improving the Administration of justice in Illinois by facilitating the electronic sharing of justice information throughout the state It is a collaborative effort charged with enhancing public safety by making complete, accurate, and timely offender-based information available to all justice decision makers. Mission: To bring stakeholder organizations together to comprehensively and effectively plan justice information systems; coordinate information systems development activities; build and expand the range of effectiveness of information systems and sharing capabilities; and improve the effectiveness, efficiency, timeliness, accuracy, and completeness of information.

Created: The IIJIS Implementation Board was created in 2003 by Executive Order No. 16.

Governance Details: The IIJIS initiative is governed by a 26-member Implementation Board of state and local leaders from the criminal justice system.  The IIJIS Board represents justice agencies spanning leaders  from  the  criminal  justice  system.  The IIJIS Board represents justice agencies spanning the full spectrum of the justice enterprise, including law enforcement, prosecution, defense, the judiciary, corrections, and relevant non-justice agencies, at city, county, and state levels. The Executive Steering Committee helps set the initiative‚Äôs direction and helps coordinate the activities of the following four primary committees: the Planning and Policy Committee, the Technical Committee, the Outreach Committee, and the Funding committee. The Planning and Policy Committee is responsible for the development of strategic, tactical, and project plans that will improve the electronic sharing of critical information throughout the Illinois justice system. The committee is also responsible for the development of policies to ensure the appropriate collection, use, and dissemination of justice information. The Technical Committee is responsible for the development of data exchange and architecture standards to facilitate the development of information systems that can electronically exchange data. The Outreach Committee is primarily responsible for raising awareness of the IIJIS initiative. Specifically, the committee informs justice practitioners and the public about the benefits of developing an integrated justice system in Illinois and periodically releases the IIJIS electronic newsletter. The role of the Funding Committee is to support the development of integrated justice information systems in Illinois by identifying funding sources.

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)