Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $935,040)
The Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP), Office of the State Court Administrator (OSCA), and Missouri Office of Prosecution Services (MOPS) have collaborated to submit a request for the following projects to be funded. MOPS requests funds for a full-time Resource Prosecutor, whose responsibilities include Technical Automation, Sex Offender, and Firearms-related questions, issues, and training. MOPS is also requesting funds for a full-time in-house IT Specialist. This position will provide technical assistance to prosecutors’ offices with program and equipment maintenance, address interface issues with other Criminal Justice partners such as OSCA and Law Enforcement Agencies. MOPS requests funds for 60 laptops for local Prosecutors Offices, a one-year subscription to the eDiscovery feature through the Prosecutor Case Management System (Karpel) for county Prosecutors in order to send and track discovery for defense counsels as required by state, and for funds to create an interface to receive law enforcement reports through the state MoDEx system routed through the MSHP CJIS E-Bus. OSCA requests funds for the upgrade of their Show Me Courts case management system to better technologies. This system ensures that Mental Health data and other Criminal History records related to firearms background checks are accurately reported to the repository. OSCA requests funding for the hiring of contractors to assist with this project. The MSHP requests funding for overtime to research and update incomplete criminal history records.