Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $2,182,600)
Under this award, the Missouri Office of State Court Administrator (OSCA) requests funds for the following projects: Project 1: Show-Me Courts Enhancement – funding to support contracted staff to develop the portions of the new case management system for the circuit level criminal case processing. The project will collaborate with OSCA, Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) and Missouri Office of Prosecutor Services (MOPS) to ensure successful development of the electronic criminal history process. Project 2: Case Management Tools/Enhancements – funding to support contracted staff to analyze, design and develop probate functionality, including mental health cases, to the Show-Me Courts case management system. Project 3: Conduct Background Checks – funding to support contracted staff to complete the requested background checks timely and accurately by researching the state case management system. Project 4: Analyst for MOJJIS System – funding to support contracted staff to enhance the Missouri Juvenile Justice Information System data sharing system through assessment and recommendation. OSCA created an email address/inbox for NICS to submit their request. OSCA's Court Program Section and Legal Counsel are reviewing requests and provide responses; however, they average 18 requests per day, seven days a week. It takes an experienced OSCA employee who has great knowledge of juvenile case processing and the case management systems approximately 5-10 minutes to conduct the NICS search. At an average of 10 minutes per search, OSCA seeks funding to hire a contractor to conduct these NICS checks for approximately 21 hours per week to keep up and respond in a timely manner.