NOTE: As of October 26, 2006, hotel reservations are closed for the Eden Roc Renaissance Resort & Spa. No additional rooms are available at this location. However, additional sleeping rooms may be available at other hotels in the Miami Beach Area.

Registrations for the 2006 Criminal History Operations Workshop continue to be accepted at this time. If you haven't already registered, we encourage you to register today!

November 15-16, 2006
Eden Roc Renaissance Resort & Spa
Miami Beach, FL

Directors and staff of repositories of criminal history records are invited to attend the latest workshop in SEARCH’s popular state criminal history record repository workshop series, scheduled for Miami Beach, Florida, on November 15-16, 2006.

The 2006 Criminal History Operations Workshop, once again co-sponsored by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), U.S. Department of Justice, and SEARCH, The National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics, is modeled after a successful November 2004 BJS/SEARCH workshop held in Chicago, Illinois, that looked at general repository operations.

The workshop will allow states to participate in an open exchange on a range of operational and policy issues. Participants will identify problems, share successful strategies, and explore new solutions to operational and policy challenges.

This is intended to be a sharing experience. The workshop format minimizes formal presentations and topic introductions in favor of interactive attendee participation.

We anticipate a productive, informative and memorable workshop in Miami, and look forward to seeing you there.

—For Repository Director or Designee
As in previous workshops, SEARCH will pay for the repository director or his or her designee to attend this event. Travel expenses will be reimbursed in accordance with the SEARCH Travel Reimbursement Policy. The travel policy also provides instructions on how to make your travel arrangements and hotel accommodations.

—For Additional Staff
States may use unobligated National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP) funds, upon approval of their BJS NCHIP Program Managers, to send additional staff. Others may attend at their state’s expense.

Registration is Required
All attendees must register in advance to ensure adequate seating.

Register online today

In preparation for this workshop, SEARCH solicited topics of interest from repository staff and other sources. Although discussion topics are not finalized, here’s a sampling of suggested subjects:
  • Expanding “rap back” (aka “hit notices”) for both criminal justice and background screening
  • AFIS accuracy and “lights out” processing
  • Coping with increased workload
  • Electronic solutions for paper-based “jacket” files
  • Status of standardized rap sheet transmission and presentation formats
  • Implementing change through legislation and administrative regulation
  • Application of one- to four-finger capture devices
  • Public access to state repository information
  • Outsourcing
  • Licensing, certification and training of noncriminal justice personnel who take fingerprints for background screening
  • The state’s cost for background screening
  • Improving disposition reporting
  • Proposed revisions to the ANSI/NIST ”Data Format for the Interchange of Fingerprint, Facial & Scar, Mark & Tattoo Information”
  • Capturing palm prints for criminal justice or background screening
  • Identity Theft
  • Original-source and electronic documents that support rap sheet entries

Comments and Questions
If you have information to share on any of the proposed topics, please contact Owen Greenspan, SEARCH Law and Policy Director, at

For other questions, please contact Nina Byrom, SEARCH Law and Policy Administrative Assistant, at 916/392-2550 ext. 200 or at

Sponsored by

U.S. Department Of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)

SEARCH, The National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics

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