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 Iowa Department of Human Rights, Division of Criminal and Juvenile Justice Planning (CJJP), Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) Program Office

Director: Keith Kreiman, CJIS Program Coordinator.

This position is hired by the administrator of CJJP through a standard hiring process. The position is not elected or appointed.

Mission: Under the direction of the CJIS Board and the CJIS Advisory Committee, CJIS Program Office is tasked with implementing a statewide-integrated criminal justice information system that will enable automated information sharing in a common format between state, local, and federal criminal justice agencies.

About: The CJIS Program Office is responsible for providing project management support and technical implementation assistance to the CJIS Board and Advisory Committee.

Created: The CJIS project and program office were created in 2005 by a  Memorandum of Understanding signed by the governor and the chief justice of the Iowa Supreme Court.

Governance Details: The governance structure overseeing the CJIS project consists of the CJIS Board and the CJIS Advisory Committee. The membership of the CJIS Board includes the governor, the chief justice of the Iowa Supreme Court, the director of the Department of Administrative Services, and the State Court Administrator. The CJIS board reviews recommendations submitted by the CJIS Advisory Committee and sets policy for the state relating to all aspects of an integrated criminal justice system. The CJIS Advisory Committee, made up of 19 members, includes state representation from the executive, legislative, and judicial branches as well as representatives of city and county government. The CJIS Advisory Committee makes recommendations to the CJIS board regarding privacy, security, standards, planning, funding, operations, technology, architecture, legislation, and any other issues related to sharing criminal justice information among and between agencies.

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)