cjis: Systems Overview

{CJIS Community Applications}
The Connecticut Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) initiatives are aimed at bringing greater cohesion and effectiveness to our criminal justice system by improving the way we communicate and share information across system components, and how we manage data on crime and criminal offenders. These specific component project applications are managed by the CJIS Governing Board and known as the Governing Board Applications.
Systems Overview
As a distinction, the CJIS Community Applications are managed independently by our community partners.  Connecticut's Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) is a term which encompasses programs or projects which generally incorporate a number of interagency initiatives and projects among the criminal justice agencies relating to the standardization of data elements, the enhancement of criminal history records, integration of data, data sharing, and enhancement of agency capabilities for justice information management.
The purpose of this section of the CJIS website is to describe the major CJIS Community Applications and to highlight the importance of each system and its value within the framework of the overall CJIS interagency initiatives and projects. These numerous automated applications are led and supported by the individual criminal justice agencies and history shows their commitment to information sharing among all partners. For nearly 20 years, the CJIS Community has shared, electronic information with local and state police, the departments of Motor Vehicles and Correction and the Judicial Branch. 
Agencies have also developed real-time event interfaces from their individual applications to the Offender Based Tracking System, or OBTS, the cornerstone of CJIS. Staff from virtually all criminal justice agencies and divisions have been actively participating in the CJIS effort and are involved in sharing information with the CJIS Governing Board and the member partners’ agencies.  All our CJIS Comminity partners are critically important in the CJIS initiatives and are equally committed to its success. 
{ } CJIS Community Partners
{ } CJIS -- Connecticut's Criminal Justice Information System -- is the umbrella term for the information system activity among the agencies with justice responsibilities in Connecticut.  These agencies are:
{ } Office of Policy and Management, Criminal Justice Policy and Planning Division
{ } Judicial Branch's  Office of Chief Court Administrator
{ } Judicial Branch's Court Support Services Division
{ } Division of Public Defender Services, Office of Chief Public Defender
{Judical IT Director Terry Walker}
The following is a list of the CJIS Community Applications as described by their respective agencies:
  • { } COLLECT 
    The Connecticut On-Line Law Enforcement Communications Teleprocessing (COLLECT) System is managed by the Department of Public Safety and utilized throughout Connecticut to access valuable online State and Federal law enforcement resources. 
  • { } CMIS
    The Judicial Branch's Case Management Information System (CMIS) contains case information.
  • { } CRMVS
    The Criminal Motor Vehicle System (CRMVS) is a statewide Judicial Branch Criminal and Motor Vehicle Court Case Management application.
  • { } JEB
    The Judicial's Electronic Bridge (JEB) is a computer application to provide access to Adult/Youthful Offender Probation and Juvenile Information to the Board of Pardons and Paroles (BPP) and the Department of Correction (DOC). 
  • { } MA-JEB
    Municipal Access to the Judicial Electronic Bridge (MA-JEB) is a computer application to provide access to Adult Probation Information to Law Enforcement personnel.  This includes local, state and federal agencies, as well as, State's Attorneys' offices throughout the state.  The purpose of is to promote public safety and welfare by providing access to selected offender information to authorized law enforcement personnel.
  • { } POR
    The Judicial Branch's Protection Order Registry (POR) is an integrated database and notification system for orders of individual protection issued or registered with state authorities.
  • { } PRAWN
    The Judicial Branch's Paperless Re-Arrest Warrant Network (PRAWN) was implemented in 2002 after Public Act 00-209 authorized the entry of warrants for Failure to Appear in a central computer system.
  • { } SAVIN
    Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification System (SAVIN). This system provides crime victims with near real-time access and notification of criminal justice events from the Branch, the Division of Criminal Justice, the Department of Correction, and the Office of the Victim Advocate.
  • { } Statute File
    Statute File is part of the Judicial Branch's CRMVS system and is used for consistent charging of crimes and calculation of fines. It is maintained by Judicial Information System (JIS) developers and shared with a number of outside areas including DPS, DMV, DOC, local police departments and CIDRIS as well as directly accessed by all of Judicial's internal applications (e.g. PRAWN, CMIS, CIB, etc).

Security Compliance

Because of their secure nature, access to Connecticut Justice Information System (CJIS) initiatives is presently allowed only on certified COLLECT devices. However, requests were brought before the CJIS Governing Board to allow access of these applications from other than COLLECT devices. Therefore, in order to provide widespread access to various Connecticut Justice Information System (CJIS) initiatives and to safeguard CJIS data against malicious damage, the CJIS Governing Board adopted Security Compliance Requirements and Recommendations.  


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Content Last Modified on 10/15/2012 8:48:32 AM