Criminal History Records

Criminal history records are used daily for a wide range of criminal justice and non-criminal justice purposes. Ideally, these records represent a complete and accurate representation of a person’s involvement in the criminal justice system. However, creating and maintaining criminal history records requires the participation and cooperation of a number of entities, including law enforcement, prosecutors, courts, county jails, state corrections departments, and community supervision agencies. State criminal history repositories often find it challenging (and expensive) to maintain operational and technical connectivity with all parties responsible for contributing criminal history record information (CHRI).

SEARCH can help your state improve the accuracy and completeness of CHRI.

Our expert staff have extensive experience in:

SEARCH continues to use its experience and national leadership to address a wide range of legal, policy and operational issues relating to criminal history records, and to assist justice agencies, law- and policy-makers, and others in these broad areas: