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West Virginia Criminal History Improvement Program - 2010

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $535,058)

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 West Virginia Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) will continue implementing projects to automate access to information concerning persons prohibited from possessing or receiving a firearm and transmitting relevant records to the NICS Index. DCJS will use funds to complete the following activities: (1) continue improvements to the state mental health database project through providing training to Magistrates and Circuit Judges and ensuring validity of data submissions at the Supreme Court; (2) implement a Warrants Upgrade project that will update Court forms in the system to collect specific data on felonies and misdemeanors, update the WV State Police system to submit the data from the new Court forms to the NICS Index, and update systems to create a centralized warrants system to access warrants issued in various courts or counties throughout the state; and (3) manage and administer the project activities.


Date Created: September 15, 2010