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

Web Site: http://dps.mo.gov/dir/

Justice Information Sharing Organization: The Department of Public Safety

Director: Jerry Lee, Director of Public Safety;

Secondary Contact: Laurie Crawford, Project Manager assigned to the JIS project

About: The Criminal Records and Justice Information Advisory Committee is charged with recommending policies that enhance the collection, processing, storage, dissemination, and use of criminal history record information; assessing the current state of electronic justice information sharing; recommending policies and strategies for promoting electronic justice information sharing; and providing guidance regarding the use of any state or federal funds appropriated for the promotion of electronic justice information sharing.

Mission: The mission of the Criminal Records and Justice Information Advisory Committee is to create a statewide framework of people, processes, data, standards, and technology to share accurate and comprehensive justice information.

Created: In 2002, the duties of the Criminal Records Committee were expanded to include justice information sharing activities in accordance with 43.518 RSMo.

Governance Details:
The governance committee is made up of the following officials or their designees: the director of the Department of Public Safety, the director of the Department of Corrections, the attorney general, the director of the Office of Prosecution Services, the president of the Prosecutors Association, the president of the Court Clerks Association, the chief clerk of the State Supreme Court, the director of the State Courts Administrator, the chairman of the State Judicial Records Committee, the chairman of the Circuit Court Budget Committee, the presidents of the Peace Officers Association, the Sheriffs Association, the Police Chiefs Association, the superintendent of the Highway Patrol, and the chiefs of police of agencies in jurisdictions with a population of more than 200,000. The director of the Department of Public Safety serves as the permanent chairperson of the committee.

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)