Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $2,111,806)
Under this award, the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority requests funds to address gaps in core reporting infrastructure by installing new livescan machines in justice system agencies that are currently submitting criminal history records through paper-based processes or using obsolete livescan hardware and software. Available data indicates that there are approximately 125 such agencies. Addressing this need will improve the timeliness, accuracy, and completeness of criminal history records submitted by impacted agencies. As arrest record submissions improve, so will disposition information that is subsequently added to the arrest record following initial submission through livescan and submitted by the state police to the FBI for inclusion in national NICS records.