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GOVERNANCE

JNET represents an unprecedented example of how individual agencies, at different levels and in different branches of government, work together to share information and achieve a common goal. Building relationships and collaboration is critical to the success of JNET.

JNET provides a forum for participating agencies to collaborate and share ideas. The JNET Steering Committee is comprised of members from 16 commonwealth agencies who are appointed by each respective agency head. Members have a voice in the strategic direction of JNET, how and what data is shared, and how policy and technical issues affecting their organizations and integrated justice are addressed. Steering committee members chair and staff the JNET Agency Advisory Subcommittee, and are advocates for JNET in each of their respective agencies. Through collaboration, commitment, cooperation and dedication, JNET has matured into one of the most successful integrated justice models in the nation.

The complete governance structure includes an executive council, senior policy team, JNET Steering Committee, JNET Agency Advisory Subcommittee, and the JNET office. The Secretary of Administration serves as the chairman of the JNET Executive Council and is responsible for appointing the chairman of the JNET Steering Committee.

JNET is represented on numerous committees and task forces, including the National Association of Justice Information Systems (NAJIS), Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency's Technology and Automation Advisory Committee, National Governors Association Point of Contact for Justice Integration and federal Global Advisory Committee.

JNET representatives are board members of the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), National Association of Justice Information Sharing (NAJIS), National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) and National Business Architecture Committee (NBAC).

The JNET office also provides technical assistance and presentations to other federal agencies, state agencies, counties and countries on integrated justice.

The JNET office takes direction from the JNET Steering Committee, and the JNET Executive Director reports to the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Pennsylvania.

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