Published: December, 2016| Anne Gallegos, Becki Goggins

The latest in a series of reports on firearm-related background checks, this report provides an overview of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System Improvement Amendments Act and reporting mechanisms for misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence, including—
•    challenges states face in reporting
•    strategies implemented to overcome the challenges 
•    data that illustrate the improvements made over the past 20 years in this area.

This report was prepared by SEARCH and the National Center for State Courts under a cooperative agreement with BJS.