Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $2,965,484)
The Virginia State Police (VSP) will use funds for a Uniform Statute Table Modernization Project. Currently, in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Supreme Court of Virginia, Office of the Executive Secretary (OES) is responsible for maintaining, updating and distributing the Uniform Statute Table (UST). The UST contains close to 50 attributes, to include a firearm purchase and possession disqualification indicator, for thousands of VA criminal statutes. The UST is used by several criminal justice agency databases to record and report criminal charging information. In addition, VSP uses the UST information for CCH system processing when identifying firearm disqualification information related to criminal charging and court dispositions. The current method of maintaining, updating, and distributing the UST is antiquated and does not meet modern standards, which causes data quality and integrity issues. Under the UST Modernization project, the OES will use federal funds to support the redevelopment and modernization of the UST. Once completed, this project will directly improve the timely and accurate identification and sharing of criminal information, to include firearm purchase and possession disqualification information.