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Florida's Criminal History Improvement Program FY 2010

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $574,973)

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.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) will use NCHIP funds to: (1) make enhancements to the state's criminal history program to improve the completeness and timeliness of records processing, continue efforts to improve Florida's Record Quality Index, and assist in processing of data received from the Florida's Clerks of Court; (2) improve the quality of the state's criminal history system by researching felony dispositions, updating the Florida Statute Table, processing disposition records that require manual intervention, and researching felony arrests without a disposition for the FDLE Firearms Purchase Program; (3) complete programming modifications to incorporate mugshots into criminal history information; (4) assist state efforts to enable FDLE to complete technical searches on applicant fingerprints in order to regain compliance with National Fingerprint File requirements; (5) purchase analytical software to assist the Statistical Analysis Center's (SAC) efforts to analyze repository records to identify ways to improve data quality; (6) complete modifications to enhance the Judicial Inquiry System to improve domestic violence and mental health data collection and reporting; and (7) update software and make modifications to improve collection and reporting of domestic violence data by arresting agencies and the Florida Clerks of Court.


Date Created: July 7, 2010