Thursday, September 29, 2005

Wis receives funding to improve criminal records

From the E-lawlibrary blog comes news that 21 states have been awarded $26 million in funding from the Dept. of Justice to enhance or improve their state criminal records. Wisconsin received $562,733 according to the DOJ's press release.

From the release: "These awards will improve the accuracy of criminal history records and ensure that qualified persons are placed in positions of trust and other sensitive areas," said Regina B. Schofield, Assistant Attorney General for the Department's Office of Justice Programs (OJP). "Improving linkage of records between state and federal agencies additionally improves the nation's ability to immediately identify persons prohibited from purchasing a firearm."