North Dakota

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 Criminal Justice Information Sharing (CJIS) Board

Pam Schafer (hired)

Mission: Improve public safety by providing effective and efficient justice policies, processes, and information systems required to capture and share complete, accurate, and timely information in support of program operations and informed decision making across jurisdictional and organizational boundaries statewide.

About: ND CJIS is an enterprise architecture that puts in place a statewide framework of people, processes, data, standards, and technology focused on providing accurate and comprehensive data to the criminal justice community. The ND CJIS integration effort is not one single project, but rather incorporates many projects that are being developed by the state’s Information Technology Department and criminal justice organizations. The integration architecture is driven by local operational needs and uses standards that will support the exchange of data across existing and developing systems.

Created: In January 2001, the governor issued Executive Order 2001-01, which established the Criminal Justice Information Board to set information-sharing policy and coordinate specific information-sharing activities in the criminal justice community.

Governance Details: The CJIS board provides direction for the program. As the overall policy and funding decision-making body for CJIS, the board has a key role in approving and enabling implementation of the CJIS Strategic Plan. The chair is the chief information technology officer of the State of North Dakota. There are 11 additional members which includes representatives from justice organizations across the state

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)