REJIS is part of the Comprehensive Data System (CDS) plan created by LEAA, which also includes Kansas City, MO and the MO Highway Patrol to ensure all criminal justice records are computerized. LEAA awarded a $6.5 Million grant to help with the implementation of the computer systems for the police, courts, prosecutors, and corrections agencies. The CDS plan called for REJIS handling the computerized records of the St. Louis area, Kansas City PD, through Alert handling computerizing the records in that area, and the MO Highway Patrol was assigned the responsibility for computerizing the records of the "less populated areas" of Missouri. The grant of $6.5 Mil awarded was to be shared by the three criminal justice agencies (MSHP, REJIS, and KC Alert). The grant was to be handled by the MULES Committe of MLEAC, but later transferred to the MSHP which began to leave REJIS out of the planning for the project assigned by CDS. Exhibit J
Funding for CDS came from the $6.5 Mil grant and was to be allocated 5 years.