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Publication Improving Criminal History Records in Indian Country, 2004-2006

Steven W. Perry

July 1, 2007    NCJ 218913

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. This report summarizes the history, goals and objectives of 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 American Indians and Crime: A BJS Statistical Profile, 1992-2002, Census of Tribal Justice Agencies in Indian Country, 2002, and Jails in Indian Country from the Bureau of Justice Statistics and Tribal Justice and Safety in Indian Country Website from the Office of Justice Programs.

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