New Jersey

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://nj.gov/oag

Justice Information Sharing Organization:
Department of Law & Public Safety, The Office of the Attorney General (OAG)
Director: Fred Gmitter, project manager; oversees the New Jersey Advisory Policy Committee and is hired by OAG
About: The Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) Advisory Policy Committee is an interagency planning committee established in January 1990 that seeks to improve the exchange of information and data between the various components of the automated systems used by New Jersey’s criminal justice agencies.

Mission: The mission of the CJIS Committee is to (1) oversee the development and implementation of technology and software within and between local, county, state, and federal agencies by coordinating the expenditure of state and federal funding; (2) prioritize and monitor applications and systems in order to support integration and foster data and information exchange to enhance system-wide compatibilities; and (3) enhance public safety by providing a common online environment whereby authorized state, county, and local criminal justice agencies can access accurate, comprehensive criminal history and related information collected and maintained by participating agencies.

Created:
The CJIS Advisory Policy Committee was created in December 1989 and held its first meeting in January 1990 without any formal action such as executive order or statute. In 1989, the state police were applying for a grant to rewrite their computerized criminal history (CCH) system. OAG coordinated a meeting of various state agencies (i.e., Administrative Office of the Courts, Department of Corrections, Juvenile Justice Commission, and the Parole Board) to apply for the grant and participate in the rewrite of the CCH. As a result of this meeting, it was agreed that a New Jersey CJIS Advisory Policy Committee should be established. OAG coordinated all of the meetings and expanded the committee members to various criminal justice agencies in New Jersey. The committee continues to meet and work together without any formal requirement.

Governance Details:
The project manager is the chairman of the CJIS Advisory Policy Committee. Representatives from various state agencies and associations in the fields of law enforcement, information technology, prosecution, and the judiciary sit on the policy 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)