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Florida's Criminal History Improvement Program FY 2011

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $417,930)

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 complete tasks associated with the following projects: 1)research and update missing judicial dispositions in support of the Governor's "7-7-7 Plan" to get Florida citizens back to work by improving the accuracy and timeliness of background checks for employment and licensing purposes; 2) purchase and install an audit tracking software program to improve the efficiency of the state's record audit processes for criminal justice, civil, and technical purposes and ensure continued compliance with federal and state requirements; 3) purchase of five SAS licenses to support the Statistical Analysis Center's efforts to conduct research on the state's criminal history records and identify areas in need of improvement to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the records in the state repository; 4) research and update missing serious offense arrest data in the state repository and correct 28,000 duplicated arrest records; and 5) research and enter domestic violence dispositions for criminal history records and scan disposition and arrest images to records with potential domestic violence charges.


Date Created: August 19, 2011