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SEARCH Opens Office in Washington, DC Area

SEARCH has opened an office in the Washington, D.C. area, announced Executive Director David J. Roberts.


SEARCH to Honor Longtime Florida Member Donna Uzzell with 2018 Hawkins Award

Ms. Donna Uzzell—who has represented Florida on the SEARCH Membership Group for more than two decades, and who is widely known for her ceaseless advocacy to protect vulnerable populations and support national justice programs —will receive SEARCH’s highest practitioner honor for 2018: The O.J. Hawkins Award.


Just Released: Biennial Survey Offers a National Snapshot Of State Criminal History Info/Operations at Year-end 2016

On Monday, February 12, BJS released the results of the 14th survey in the series—Survey of State Criminal History Information Systems, 2016—and it offers the most current and comprehensive snapshot of the data, trends, improvements, and practices spanning repository and criminal history operations nationwide.