Minnesota

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: Minnesota Justice Information Service (MNJIS)

Website: https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/bca/bca-divisions/mnjis/Pages/default.aspx

Director: Dana Gotz, hired by the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Information Policy Group

About: 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.

Mission: 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.

Created: 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.

Governance Details: The Minnesota‚Äôs 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:

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)