"This report consists of several informational resources relating to the proposed National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact (Compact). Adoption of the Compact by the U.S. Congress and the States will facilitate the full implementation of the Interstate Identification Index (III) as a decentralized system for the exchange of criminal history records for noncriminal justice purposes among States and the Federal government. The purpose of the Compact is to authorize and require participating State criminal history repositories and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to make all unsealed criminal history records available in response to authorized noncriminal justice requests, for such purposes as background checks on those seeking employment with children or the elderly. The requests will be fingerprint-supported, and the dissemination and use of the records will be governed by the receiving State's laws."
1998 SEARCH, The National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics
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