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BJS FY 2011 National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP)

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $596,760)

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 Connecticut Office of Policy and Management and the Connecticut Judicial Branch will use funds to: 1) continue a project to reduce the backlog of paper court dispositions that date back before 1993 and increase the number of dispositions in the Interstate Identification Index (III); 2) update the record keeping system in the criminal courts to receive felony arrest data from the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) maintained by state and municipal law enforcement agencies; and 3) improve the timeliness, accuracy, and completeness of permanent protection order records in the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and the state firearms regulatory database, and automate the process of making misdemeanor convictions for domestic violence available to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).


Date Created: August 24, 2011