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Alabama's FY 2010 National Criminal History Improvement Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $427,000)

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 Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center (ACJIC) will use funds to update and automate case outcomes from courts and prosecutors in state records and the FBI's Criminal History File, update records in the Interstate Identification Index (III), and conduct a stalking and domestic violence record improvement program. The ACJIC proposes the following activities: (1) continue to reduce the significant backlog of dispositions from the courts; (2) take ownership of approximately 25,000 records in III that are currently maintained by the FBI by utilizing staff time to update records and reset III pointers for Alabama inquiries; (3) fund additional staff to correct 3,700 records that are not synchronized with records at the FBI; and, (4) create Domestic Violence Data Analysis Summary Highlight Boards (DASHBoards) software that display collected domestic violence data for use by law enforcement and other criminal justice agencies to enhance the retrieval of domestic violence information.


Date Created: September 3, 2010