Information Sharing Governance Committee
The Information Sharing Governance Committee assists in the work of the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council
Build and sustain collaborative technology and process governance framework for sharing criminal justice and public health data and information.
Design a collaborative criminal justice and public health governance framework to accomplish data and information sharing in a secure, effective, efficient, simple and practical manner to support the administration of justice, public and officer safety, and public policy decisions across key decision points with local, state, and national agencies.
- To improve the effectiveness of the local criminal justice system through data and information sharing.
- Ensure immediate availability of complete, accurate and timely data and information to form solid decision-making, reporting, analysis and research.
- To achieve measurable outcomes in all our endeavors.
- Enable the effective flow of data and information among participating agencies and external stakeholders for their immediate benefit and use.
- Reduce duplicate data entry.
- Safeguard sensitive information, i.e., Personal Identifiable Information and Criminal Justice Information.
- Leverage and enhance the existing criminal justice information systems to facilitate data and information sharing.
- Promote the practice and adoption of national justice information sharing standards and industry best practices.
Sherri Schaefer (Vice-Chair)
LTC Michael Sack
Newton McCoy (CJCC Council Member)
Richard Torack (CJCC Council Member)
Lt. Michael Gamache (CJCC Council Member)
Sgt. Whitney Windom
Sheriff’s Office – Deputy
Twenty-Second Judicial Circuit Court Administrator – Clerk of Court
City Corrections – Data Center Manager
City Corrections – Deputy Commissioner of Corrections
State of Missouri Department of Corrections – Director of Research and Planning
Circuit Attorney’s Office – Chief Warrant Officer
Circuit Attorney’s Office IT Section
Richard Sykora (CJCC Council Member)
City Counselor’s Office – Associate City Counselor, Attorney Manager Municipal Prosecutions
Meetings Schedule and Materials
This committee meets the fourth Tuesday of each month from 2:00-4:00pm.
- Conduct a criminal justice data/information sharing assessment.
- Create a City of St. Louis centric high-level criminal justice business process diagram.
- Develop an information sharing strategic plan including metrics to measure outcomes.
- Participate in the development of the Intergovernmental Information Sharing Agreement.
- Ensure the accuracy and completeness of state warrants to the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP).
- Begin reporting municipal warrants to the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP).
- Evaluate and implement the most effective way receive to Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) traffic citations.
- Improve how nolle prosequi are managed across the different criminal justice agencies.
- Evaluate and find solutions to improve electronic sharing of criminal history information across the different criminal justice agencies.
- More collaborative, data-driven, evidence-based decision-making and practices in the local criminal justice system.
- Improved decision-making by availability of accurate justice information when it is needed.
- Increase accuracy of defendant/offender identification.
- Reduction of manual data entry and related errors in redundant data by decreasing or eliminating paper-based processing.
- Elimination of barriers of time and space – “24/7” access.
- Greater efficiency in business processes.
- Enhanced public safety and reduced victimization by making timely, accurate, and complete justice information available to all agencies and decision-makers in the system.
- Enhanced public safety leads to enhanced economic and cultural quality of life.
- Improved transparency and public access to appropriate data.
- Increased public trust and confidence in the justice system and agencies.
- Increased Return on Investment and reinvest savings back to justice programs.
Values and Guiding Principles
- Be responsive to the needs of participating agencies, business partners and the community.
- Encourage the spirit of teamwork: “everyone needs to contribute and have a willingness to share and work together.”
- Collaborate to solve problems; maintain openness and flexibility.
- Respect the independence and interrelationships among participants.
- Maximize tax payer dollars: show results and return on investment or gain efficiencies and save money in the overall system of justice.