North Carolina

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

Web Site:

Justice Information Sharing Organization: The North Carolina Criminal Justice Information Network (CJIN) Governing Board

Eugene Vardaman, Executive Director

About: The CJIN initiative facilitates the sharing of information between state and local criminal justice agencies.

Mission: To develop a statewide criminal justice information network in North Carolina that will enable a properly authorized user to readily and effectively use information, regardless of its location in national, state, or local databases.

During the 1994 Special Crime Session, the North Carolina General Assembly created the CJIN Study Committee and appropriated monies to study and develop a plan for a statewide criminal justice information network. The CJIN Study Final Report outlined a comprehensive strategic plan that provided the vision for the statewide CJIN. Based on recommendations and strategies identified in the plan, the General Assembly established the CJIN Governing Board in Section 23.3 of Chapter 18 of the Session Laws of the 1996 Second Extra Session.

Governance Details:
CJIN is governed by a 22-member board that represents the state agencies that deal with criminal justice, a cross-section of local law enforcement, and a number of court officials representing the various judicial roles. The board identifies common projects that improve communication and data sharing. It also champions individual agency efforts that may benefit the overall criminal justice community. The board is made up of state and local officials representing information technology, law enforcement, the judiciary, and the Division of Motor Vehicles; the president of the North Carolina Chapter of the Association of Public Communications Officials International appoints one member to the board.

Additional State Contacts:

Nlets members:

NASCIO state profiles:

SEARCH membership group:

National Center for State Courts - state court websites:

Court Technology Association: (member list not available to non-members)