Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $1,000,798)
The State of West Virginia requests funds to continue to improve the availability of prohibiting records. For over a decade, the Division of Administrative Services, Justice & Community Services (JCS), the Supreme Court of Appeals of WV, and the WV State Police have collaborated and developed a strong partnership. A primary goal of this work is to provide accurate, complete, and timely dispositions that are immediately accessible by using the WV Charge Codes Database. Completion of this project will allow law enforcement and court recordkeeping systems to exchange information. WV will also establish automated interfaces between the state repository and courts and continue criminal record searches to locate, submit, and make available missing and incorrect dispositions. By leveraging other resources, the state will continue to make mental health, domestic violence, and other prohibiting record information available to the NICS Indices. With the enhancement and integration of electronic systems, it is critical to have dedicated personnel who provide oversight, validation, and data analysis.