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Utah Criminal History Records Improvement Program

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $207,610)

The goal of the National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP) is to improve the Nation's safety and security by enhancing the quality, completeness, and accessibility of criminal history record information and by insuring the nationwide implementation of criminal justice and non-criminal justice background check systems. BJS provides direct financial and technical assistance to the States to improve criminal history and other related records and to build their infrastructure to connect to national record check systems both to supply information and to conduct the requisite checks.

Funds will be used to: (1) research and update missing disposition data from the courts to be included into the Utah Computerized Criminal History (UCCH) system; (2) provide timely and complete information to the State's protection order file and the national database using web services and the Global Justice XML Data Model; and (3) integrate the current criminal history file with the justice court's case management system to ensure all arrests reach the Utah courts and improve reporting (particularly domestic violence misdemeanor convictions) to the criminal history file.


Date Created: July 5, 2006