Pennsylvania

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.pajnet.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Justice Information Sharing Organization:
The Pennsylvania Justice Network (JNET) Director: Eric Webb, Executive Director (appointed)

About: JNET is the state’s primary public safety and criminal justice information broker. JNET’s integrated justice portal provides a common online environment for authorized users to access public safety and criminal justice information. This critical information comes from various contributing municipal, county, state, and federal agencies.

Mission: JNET will lead the transition from collaboration to integration. JNET:

  • Provides a platform that enables diverse agencies, systems, and people to convene around a common goal of improved public safety, integrated justice, and information exchange;
  • Resolves horizontal and vertical integration issues to ensure a coordinated, federated approach to integrated justice and information exchange;
  • Deploys emerging technologies that will support the operational needs of the public safety community of practice and the extended enterprise of integrated justice;
  • Continues to pursue more aggressive means to ensure protection of data, adherence to security protocols and policies, and the ongoing auditing of data access and exchange; and
  • Explores cost-effective solutions for exchanging justice and public safety information. Created: On June 8, 1999, an  executive order was signed to create and formalize the JNET governance structure.

Governance Details: The governance structure includes an executive council, a senior policy team, the JNET steering committee, one subcommittee, and the JNET office. The executive council sets forth the overall policy and strategic direction for the JNET project and consists of chief executives from 16 justice or justice-affiliated organizations. The senior policy team is an oversight team made up of six individuals and chaired by the deputy secretary for information technology. The steering committee is made up of representatives from the judiciary and justice-affiliated organizations who establish the tactical deployment plan for implementation of the JNET project. Finally, the JNET operational office directs the day-to-day management of the JNET Project. The office priorities are established by the JNET steering committee in agreement with the overall strategic direction created by the council.


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)