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

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Justice Information Sharing Organization: The Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) Advisory Committee

Director: Michael Overton, Nebraska Crime Commission (elected chair)

About: The CJIS Advisory Committee exists to improve the automation and sharing of information within the criminal justice system. CJIS refers to the broad range of programs and activities undertaken as well as the committee itself. CJIS works on, sponsors, and funds projects at state and local levels as well as activities that cross a variety of jurisdictional boundaries. In addition, CJIS provides a mechanism for agencies to share information about internal projects. There are two primary goals that the CJIS effort works toward: better access to data and integrating data across jurisdictions. The end goal is to pass data electronically from agency to agency as someone moves through the system, with that data being available statewide for a variety of uses.

Create and maintain a Nebraska criminal justice information system for authorized state and local criminal justice and noncriminal justice users that supports operations, policy analysis, and public safety and that is accurate, timely, complete, appropriately secured to protect privacy rights, cost-effective, and accessible.

Created: the Nebraska Crime Commission established The CJIS Advisory Committee in 1995.

Governance Details: The CJIS Advisory Committee is made up of 23 representatives from a variety of state and local criminal justice agencies and professional associations. The committee members represent law enforcement, prosecution, defense attorneys, municipal and county government, public health, and the judiciary and are appointed by the Nebraska Crime Commission’s executive director. The chief of the Crime Commission’s Information Services Division provides primary staff support for committee activities and serves as chairperson of the CJIS Advisory Committee. The CJIS Advisory Committee provides advice and direction on issues relating to data sharing and use of information technology among criminal justice agencies as well as initiating and sponsoring projects that involve state and local agencies. In addition, the committee advises the Nebraska Crime Commission on criminal justice information system issues, establishes and promotes standards for data processing and communication, facilitates the development and coordination of state and local criminal justice information systems, provides an avenue for cooperation and coordination among state and local information systems, and establishes future directions for data sharing.