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CJCC Strategic Priorities and Associated Committees

CJCC’s 2019 Strategic Priorities and Associated Committees and Workgroups

Automated Information Sharing

CJCC works to improve the quality and availability of timely information and data by operating and maintaining the District’s integrated justice information system—JUSTIS, an electronic system through which local and federal criminal justice agencies in the District voluntarily share information with one another. JUSTIS is the Integrated Justice Information System (IJIS) for the District of Columbia. It was created with the intention of improving information-sharing among agencies, and throughout its lifespan has continued to be a success. JUSTIS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and enables authorized agencies to contribute criminal justice information through an automated data feed. The information is made available to authorized viewing agencies through an information portal, as well as through a system-to-system exchange.

Four CJCC bodies govern decisions with respect to the operations and functionality of JUSTIS.

  • ITAC

The Information Technology Advisory Committee (ITAC) is responsible for setting the technology direction of JUSTIS, making policy decisions, establishing long-range goals, and promoting the participation of appropriate agencies in emerging JUSTIS projects.

  • ISW

The Inter-Agency Workgroup (IWG) oversees the implementation of information-sharing initiatives approved by ITAC. It is also the forum for resolving issues related to existing information exchanges.

  • IWG

The Information Security Workgroup (ISW) is responsible for identifying industry-wide best practices and policies regarding information security and information exchange among JUSTIS agencies, and having reviewed them, making recommendations to ITAC.

  • IDQ

The Inter-Agency Data Quality Workgroup (IDQ) aims to identify systemic issues associated with information quality within the criminal justice system and to recommend solutions for addressing them.

Research and Analysis 

  • IRAC

The purpose of the Interagency Research Advisory Council is to advise and support the CJCC’s Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) in its efforts to effectively collect and analyze data and address research, policy, and program evaluation questions of importance to the District’s criminal justice and juvenile justice system.

Combating Violent Crime

  • Combating Violent Crime Committee

The purpose of this workgroup is to evaluate and enhance the District of Columbia’s strategic and systemic efforts to combat violent crimes, with a specific emphasis on gun crimes.

  • GunStat

GunStat is a citywide effort, which began in 2008, to track gun cases as they progress through the criminal justice system while identifying trends, strengths and weaknesses of the process.

  • Warrants Workgroup

Warrants are administrative docu­ments issued by courts, authorizing police to search or arrest suspected criminals for violations of the law. The Warrants Workgroup (WWG) is a cross system body composed of the justice system partner agencies to address any warrant-related policy or operational issues.

Substance Abuse Treatment and Mental Health

  • SATHMSIT

The aim of this group is to improve (a) the treatment options and access to services for criminal justice-involved individuals with mental health issues, substance use problems, or co-occurring disorders, and (b) information sharing among criminal justice partners.

  • New Psychoactive Substances Workgroup

Juvenile Justice

Various committees work to improve interagency collaboration and information sharing, support data-driven decision-making, and support the successful reintegration of system-involved youth. 

Adult Re-Entry

  • Adult Reentry Steering Committee

This committee works to develop and support the implementation of a comprehensive, data- driven, District-wide three-year action plan for reentry that provides strategies for connecting returning citizens with housing, employment and education, and the supportive services necessary for successful reintegration.

Grants Planning

  • Grants Planning Committee

Works to improve the coordination of the District’s justice grant-related processes and procedures through strategic planning, technical assistance and training and interagency information sharing.