IJIS Institute Committees

The IJIS Institute uses committees and task forces to help carry out its work. For information about any of the IJIS Institute committees or task forces discussed here, please contact us. Read the icon: pdf file IJIS Committee Policy for detailed information on committee eligibility, operations, and requirements.

Advisory Committees

Advisory committees are chartered by the IJIS Institute Board of Directors to provide input and recommendations to the Institute and to other organizations on specific topical areas not related to a single project or task. Current advisory committees are:

Although both Members and Associates may serve on advisory committees, only Member companies are eligible to chair these committees. The chair of each committee is appointed by the chairman of the Board of Directors, and each chair appoints the committee members.

Standing Committees

Standing committees are responsible for the continuing design and development of policies and for specific functions related to the operations of the IJIS Institute. Current standing committees exist for the following functions: Audit, Executive, Finance, Funding Development, Governance, Grievance, Membership, and Personnel.

Administrative Committees

Administrative committees are chartered by the IJIS Institute Board of Directors to support corporate initiatives of the Institute. Our current administrative committees are Our current administrative committees are Long-range Planning and the Chairpersons’ Committee (comprised of the chairs of the various Advisory Committees).

Project Committees

Specific grant and contract work is overseen by project committees that are formed to create expert guidance on the approach, report content, and otherwise contribute to the work product for the project. Current project committees include the Unified CAD Functional Specifications Project and the Justice to Health Project

Task Forces and Working Groups

The IJIS Institute convenes short-term task forces and working groups to investigate and address pressing issues impacting the justice, public safety and homeland security communities. These groups bring together industry, nonprofit, and government stakeholders to recommend solutions and/or define next steps that may be accomplished by follow-on project committees. Active task forces and working groups include:

  • Live Scan Data Exchange Task Force: Tasked with defining the scope and priority to develop a Standard Data Exchange between Jail Management Systems (JMS)/Records Management Systems (RMS) and Livescan Systems. (Chair: Steve Hoggard from Spillman Technologies)
  • Geospatial Task Force: This task force will discuss the application of geospatial capabilities in the law enforcement, public safety, and homeland security domains. (Chair: TBD)
  • Information Safeguarding Task Force: Technology industry representatives will engage directly with stakeholders from the public safety, justice, and homeland security communities to address the challenges of cyber-related information sharing and safeguarding. (Chair: TBD)
  • Law Enforcement-Image Technology Task Force (LE-ITTF): Technology industry representatives will engage directly with the law enforcement community on image technologies and the many issues related to its use and application. (Co-chairs: Robert Turner from Commsys and Pam Scanlon from ARJIS)