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://www.ocjs.ohio.gov/CJIS/index.htm

Justice Information Sharing Organization: The Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) Policy Board

Director: Karhlton Moore, Executive Director, Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS) (appointed by the Governor)

About: The CJIS board meets quarterly to (1) provide leadership and oversight for all activities related to the integration of criminal justice information technology systems, including monitoring,evaluating, and researching technological advances in those systems; and (2) recommend strategies to enhance the quality of criminal justice information technology while not inappropriately diminishing the privacy and civil liberties of Ohioans.

Created: The CJIS board was created by the governor’s office, attorney general’s office, and Supreme Court of Ohio in 1994.

Governance Details: OCJS coordinates the efforts of the CJIS board. The board consists of key CJIS stakeholders from state agencies, criminal justice associations, and regional reporting centers. The members of the board elect a chair and vice chair from among its members.

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)