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: www.justice.utah.gov

Justice Information Sharing Organization: Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice

Director: Clair Webster, Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice (hired)

About: Utah’s Criminal Justice Information System (UCJIS) is a Web portal that allows law enforcement to view data from virtually any justice agency. Using global justice XML standards in the development of UCJIS facilitated the creation of a Web portal where information is available to those who need it, when they need it.

Created: Created in 1983, by statute.

Governance Details: The Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice is a 21-member body that is legislatively mandated to improve the quality and completeness of the state’s criminal justice databases. The commission’s members come from state government and professional associations and represent law enforcement, legislature, prosecution, education, members of the community, and the judiciary. This group includes the key players in the criminal justice community and can institute change when recommended by its technical subcommittee. The technical subcommittee drives the process to integrate information systems. Its members include the chief information officer, Administrative Office of the Courts; the directors of data processing from the Department of Public Safety, the Administrative Office of the Courts, and the Department of Corrections; the director of research, Department of Youth Corrections; the state data architect; the executive director of the Utah Prosecution Council; and representatives from local law enforcement and the state legislature.

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)