Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $770,815)
The Alaska Department of Public Safety requests funds to continue the identification and submission of qualifying misdemeanor convictions of domestic violence to the NICS Indices. The Alaska Court System (ACS) is engaged in a long-term project to convert from a paper-based system to a statewide electronic system that will automate criminal case processing from case initiation through disposition. This project focuses on improving the quality, completeness and availability of felony, misdemeanor domestic violence and mental health dispositions by making them available digitally to the state criminal history records repository for submission to the III and NICS Indices. The new system includes a courtroom application judicial officers will use to complete electronic forms in real time from the bench. Dispositions will be automatically transmitted into integrated parts of the new ACS system for document and case management.