This issue paper provides an overview of the various governance structures used in different states' justice-information systems. The appendix provides a synopsis of each states' governance structure for their integrated justice-information system.
This resource includes a helpful overview of a few different types of governance frameworks, approaches to establishing governance structures, and considerations for forming a governing body and supporting staff. It represents an accumulation of information about the nature of governing bodies in place to oversee statewide justice information sharing (JIS) programs in 32 states. The brief reports that more than 75% of JIS governance structures involved implementing a formal board, commission, or committee to oversee JIS programs and that programs were implemented by a variety of means, including governor’s executive orders and legislation. The vast majority of JIS programs were established by legislation.