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Grant Funding Available to Aid Ohio Courts in Reporting Criminal Data to BCI


“Every Ohioan must be able to trust that our background check system is as comprehensive and current as possible,” Yost said. “Only an ongoing collaborative effort among local law enforcement, the courts, and BCI will help to continue building the public’s trust.”

The Attorney General’s Office has been working on the database improvements with Chief Justice Sharon L. Kennedy of the Supreme Court of Ohio – who sent a letter recently to judges statewide reminding them of their obligation to the process.

“I am writing to emphasize the importance of fingerprinting in criminal case reporting, to reiterate the statutory duties of courts regarding criminal case reporting, and to encourage you to develop systems for criminal case reporting so that you can ensure that your court’s data is reported accurately and timely to Bureau of Criminal Investigation,” Kennedy wrote.

“The overriding question we need to ask ourselves is, ‘What is best for the people we serve?’ Every answer, every solution begins and ends with the people we serve. There can be no doubt that the accurate reporting of criminal information is the best thing for the people we serve.”

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