Judith A. Wood, Chair (chosen by Governor)

Appointed by Governor to 3-year terms: Katherine D. Wimbley. Term expires 2000.

Damian L. Halstad; Col. Cynthia R. Smith; Richard A. Tamberrino; Frank R. Weathersbee; Dennis J. Weaver; four vacancies. Terms expire 2003.

Appointed by Chief Judge, Court of Appeals: Philip L. Braxton; Michael B. Neale; Patricia H. Platt.

Appointed by Senate President: Philip C. Jimeno

Appointed by House Speaker: Thomas E. Hutchins

Ex officio: J. Joseph Curran, Jr., Attorney General; Stephen P. Amos, Executive Director, Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention; Charles F. Wellford, Ph.D., Director, Maryland Justice Analysis Center, University of Maryland, College Park.

Staff: Rebecca P. Gowen

P. O. Box 5743
c/o Information Technology & Communications Division
Dept. of Public Safety & Correctional Services
6776 Reisterstown Road, Suite 200
Pikesville, MD 21282 - 5743
(410) 585-3185
fax: (410) 358-8671

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 on the Criminal Justice Information System. The Board monitors the System, and recommends procedures for using criminal history record information in research, evaluation, and analysis of crime (Chapter 239, Acts of 1976).

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.

Rules and regulations of the Criminal Justice Information System specify how to inspect and challenge criminal history record information. They also regulate the audit of criminal justice agencies to ensure the accuracy of records and the legality of their distribution. Any person may inspect his or her own criminal history record information as maintained by a criminal justice agency. By giving written notice, the person may challenge the completeness, content, accuracy, or distribution of such 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 (Code 1957, Art. 27, secs. 742-755).

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