Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $3,439,174)
The WV Supreme Court of Appeals will use funds to establish automated interfaces between the State Police Criminal Identification Bureau (CIB) and courts to continue criminal record searches to locate and submit missing and incorrect dispositions in addition to facilitating immediate identification of disposition records and to digitize paper records back to 1996. The court also requests funds to continue making more prohibiting mental health records available at the national level through automation, data oversight, increased education, and audits. The court will continue to make mental health, domestic violence, and other prohibiting record information available to NCIC and the NICS Indices. Dedicated personnel is critical to provide data quality analysis and oversight of the various systems.