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FY 2019 NARIP - Outreach to Criminal Justice Community

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $32,892)

The NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007, P. L. 110-180 ("NIAA"), was initially signed into law by the President on January 8, 2008 (reauthorized by Title VI of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, P.L. 115-141). The NIAA amends the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1993 ("the Brady Act") (Pub. L. 103-159), under which the Attorney General established the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). The Brady Act requires Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs) to contact the NICS before transferring a firearm to an unlicensed person for information on whether the proposed transferee is prohibited from receiving or possessing a firearm under state or federal law. The NIAA authorizes grants to be made in a manner consistent with the National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP).

Under the FY 19 NARIP, The Nevada Department of Public Safety will use funds to continue a program of outreach to all elements in the Criminal Justice Community statewide. In addition to the data entry work being conducted, the Criminal Records Division has undertaken a statewide outreach and education effort to make presentations to judges and other criminal justice agencies, including prosecutors to explain how each criminal justice agency from law enforcement to prosecutors to courts, has an important function to maintaining accurate criminal history records. Due to the positive feedback the Division has experienced with this outreach, the Division believe there is more demand for such presentations which are an integral part of ensuring reporting requirements are all being streamlined and standardized to meet the repository's requirements as part of Nevada's overall Records Improvement Plan.


Date Created: September 21, 2019