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Pennsylvania FY 2010 NCHIP

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $259,375)

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.

Under this award, the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency will use NCHIP funds to purchase and install additional Livescan equipment to increase the number and quality of fingerprints taken at the time of arrest. In addition to increasing the level of fingerprinting compliance throughout the state, this project will enable the registration of an additional 1,000 sex offenders through the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) Automated Fingerprint Identification System. Funds will also be used to support the Protection From Abuse Database (PFAD) Technical Support staff position, located within the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence, to provide technical aid and training to the over 13,000 authorized PFAD users across the state. The funds will enable the PFAD to remain successful in supplying protection order information, through the PSP, into the NCIC Protection Order File.


Date Created: July 1, 2010