Justice practitioners and the private sector have been working for a number of years in the United States to develop standards for justice data exchange through various coordinated and collaborative efforts, including an early grassroots effort known as “LegalXML”. The achievements of “LegalXML” include initial drafts of XML schemas for a standard arrest warrant, incident report, prosecution charging document, and sentencing order, as well as an XML standard for electronic court filing. Input from these parallel Justice XML initiatives provided important source requirements, which supported the development of GJXDM as it exists today.
The GJXDM is sponsored by U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office of Justice Programs (OJP), with development supported by the Global XML Structure Task Force (GXSTF) which works closely with researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). New releases are issued by the GXSTF, which reviews and evaluates each version of the GJXDM.