WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released State Progress in Record Reporting for Firearm-Related Background Checks: Misdemeanor Crimes of Domestic Violence. The report provides an overview of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System Improvement Amendments Act and reporting mechanisms for misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence, including challenges states face in reporting, strategies implemented to overcome the challenges and data that illustrate the improvements made over the past 20 years in this area. This project was conducted under cooperative agreement 2009-NS-BX-K050.
TITLE: STATE PROGRESS IN RECORD REPORTING FOR FIREARM-RELATED BACKGROUND CHECKS: MISDEMEANOR CRIMES OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (NCJ 250392)
AUTHOR: Anne Gallegos of National Center for State Courts and Becki Goggins of SEARCH
The Office of Justice Programs (OJP), headed by Assistant Attorney General Karol V. Mason, provides federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice, and assist victims. OJP has six components: the Bureau of Justice Assistance; the Bureau of Justice Statistics; the National Institute of Justice; the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; the Office for Victims of Crime; and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. More information about OJP can be found at http://www.ojp.gov.