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CRIMINAL JUSTICE INFORMATION ADVISORY BOARD

Leigh B. Middleditch, Chair (chosen by Governor), 2009

Appointed by Governor to 3-year terms: Frank R. Weathersbee, 2003.

Roger L. Layton; W. Lawrence Westcott II, Esq.; five vacancies. Terms expire 2006.

Ronald Brothers; W. Lawrence Fitch, Esq.; Carole Shelton; Richard A. Tamberrino; Jillian S. Watts; Elizabeth J. Wright. Terms expire 2009.

Appointed by Chief Judge, Court of Appeals: Mark Bittner; Philip S. Braxton; Faye D. Gaskin.

Appointed by Senate President: one vacancy

Appointed by House Speaker: Jeffery D. Waldstreicher

Ex officio: Douglas F. Gansler, Attorney General; Kristen M. Mahoney, Executive Director, Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention; Sally S. Simpson, Ph.D., designee of Director, Maryland Justice Analysis Center, University of Maryland, College Park; Carole J. Shelton, Director, Criminal Justice Information System Central Repository; Ellis L. Kitchen, State Chief Information Officer; Andrew Lauland, Homeland Security Advisor, Governor's Office of Homeland Security.

Staff: Robyn E. Lyles

c/o Information Technology & Communications Division, Dept. of Public Safety & Correctional Services
P. O. Box 5743
6776 Reisterstown Road, Suite 200, Pikesville, MD 21282 - 5743
(410) 585-3185; fax: (410) 318-6004
e-mail: relyles@dpscs.state.md.us


Annual Report to Governor & General Assembly due Dec. 1 (Chapter 447, Acts of 2005)

Organized in 1976, the Criminal Justice Information Advisory Board advises the Secretary of Public Safety and Correctional Services and Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals about the Criminal Justice Information System. The Board monitors development, operation, and maintenance of the System, and recommends procedures for using criminal history record information in the research, evaluation, and analysis of crime (Chapter 239, Acts of 1976). Since July 2005, the Board also provides advice concerning standards, procedures, and protocols that ensure the compatibility and interoperability of those communication and information management systems maintained by the Judiciary and those maintained by public safety agencies in the State (Chapter 447, Acts of 2005).

For the Criminal Justice Information System, the Secretary of Public Safety and Correctional Services and the Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals adopt rules and regulations. These govern the collection, reporting, and release of criminal history record information by the courts and other criminal justice agencies; ensure security for the System and all criminal history record information; and control the dissemination of such information consistent with federal law and regulations.

Any person may inspect his or her own criminal history record information as maintained by a criminal justice agency. Rules and regulations of the Criminal Justice Information System specify how to inspect and challenge criminal history record information, and have errors corrected.

For budgetary and administrative purposes, the Board is within the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. Under the Department, the Central Repository of the Criminal Justice Information System collects, stores, and disseminates criminal history record information. Every criminal justice agency must report criminal history record information to the Repository.

The Board consists of twenty-five members. Fourteen members are appointed to three-year terms by the Governor; three by the Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals; one by the Senate President; and one by the House Speaker. Six serve ex officio (Code Criminal Procedure Article, secs. 10-201 through 10-234).

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