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 firstname.lastname@example.org
if you have a recommended change to the data provided for your state or
would like to add information about your local initiative.
Justice Information Sharing Organization:
Criminal Justice Sharing Contact Information
Minnesota Justice Information Service (MNJIS)
Dana Gotz, hired by the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Information Policy Group
MNJIS is a state-level organization within the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension that works with Minnesota state and local agencies to make accurate and comprehensive criminal justice information available to criminal justice professionals in law enforcement, prosecution, public defense, and courts and corrections. A major component of MNJIS is the furtherance of criminal justice information integration initiatives , a collaborative effort between the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government. It is governed by the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Information Policy Group and Task Force under the authority of Minnesota Statute 299C.65.
To get the right information into the hands of the right people at the right time and in the right place to make key decisions throughout the criminal justice process.
: In 1992, the Minnesota State Legislature created the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Information Policy Group and the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Information Task Force to oversee criminal justice information policy.
The Minnesota’s criminal justice integration initiative and responsibilities are governed by two statutorily mandated groups: the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Information Policy Group and the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Information Task Force. The Policy Group consists of 10 members from state agencies and the judiciary. The Policy Group provides leadership for the overall strategic and policy direction for the integration effort, and the Task Force provides tactical input from a user perspective and advises the Policy Group on integration -related projects and issues. The Task Force has 35 members, consisting primarily of criminal justice stakeholders defined by state statute.
Additional State Contacts:
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)