On Thursday, December 18 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
SEARCH, The National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics, is a nonprofit membership organization through which states speak with a collective voice and provide thought leadership on issues related to justice information-sharing and services. SEARCH supports the information-sharing, interoperability, communications, information technology, high-tech crime investigative, and criminal records systems needs of state, local, and tribal justice and public safety agencies and practitioners nationwide.
Active BJA Funded Project(s):
Proactive Notification of Arrest Warrants Issued for Persons Under Supervision
Depending on the state's laws, underage drinking offenses may be referred to a number of courts including juvenile court, traffic court, criminal court, or family court, depending on the offense. Over time many states have adopted changes in state law enabling law enforcement to charge minors based officer observations, and theories of constructive possession. As these underage drinking cases are brought forward the courts are also asked to accept the results of fuel cell developed evidence of the offense.
Historically, many community supervision agencies have had few meaningful intermediate sanctions for when offenders are found in violation; agencies have had the unenviable task of trying to improve offender accountability with few tools to increase compliance. In an effort to enhance offender accountability, many localities over the last decade have tested programs to improve the speed and certainty of intermediate sanctions.