Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $1,813,568)
This proposal has three projects. The first two projects focus on improved information-sharing solutions for ensuring law enforcement, probation, prosecutors, the courts, and public defenders are timely informed when a prohibited person attempts to purchase a firearm. Project 1 involves robust integration between probation and court data systems and subsequent provision of access to law enforcement. Project 2 provides funding to Nebraska’s largest police agency with the aim of supporting completion of its case management and reporting systems, so that information is readily available and that analytic efforts, such as those based on National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) data are well-informed, complete, and accurate in exploring trends. Project 3 focuses on threat assessment training for prosecutors, judges, law enforcement, and public defenders. Training will be provided in two deployment models in order to reach the largest audiences and will rely on area experts with national reputations in threat assessment.