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This document provides information regarding disposition reporting to the California Department of Justice (DOJ). Specifically, for law enforcement agencies and prosecuting agencies this document explains disposition reason codes associated with arrests that would not have led to court proceedings. The document also describes some dispositions that are reported by courts related to charges or cases that are dismissed.
Disposition data gathered from criminal justice agencies is vital to state summary criminal history information record keeping of the Department of Justice and providing services to the criminal justice community. The information contained in state summary criminal history information assists criminal justice and regulatory agencies with investigations, licensing, certifications and employment decisions.
Further information is available in the JUS 8715/8715A - Information & Code Explanations, pdf.