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Improving Criminal History Records in Indian Country, 2004-2006

NCJ Number
218913
Date Published
July 2007
Length
4 pages
Author(s)
Steven W. Perry
Agencies
BJS
Publication Series
Annotation
Describes the achievements of the Tribal Criminal History Records Improvement Program (T-CHRIP) which provides grants to federally recognized tribes to improve data sharing across tribal, state and national criminal records systems.
Abstract
This report summarizes the history, goals and objectives of Tribal Criminal History Records Improvement Program (T-CHRIP) and discusses allowable activities supported by the program. The report details T-CHRIP-funded projects aimed at improving public safety in Indian Country by enhancing the quality, completeness, and accessibility of criminal history records and by facilitating the implementation of background check systems for criminal justice and noncriminal justice purposes. The report also includes an overview of the Office of Justice Programs’ Indian Country Justice and Safety Website and the Tribal Violence Prevention Technology Assistance Program. For additional information on Indian Country see Jails in Indian Country.

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