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Backloading Civil Commitment Historical Data in Civil Automated Tracking System (CCATS)

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $2,772,560)

The NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007, Pub. L. 110-180 ("NICS Improvement Act"), was signed into law by the President on January 8, 2008. The NICS Improvement Act amends the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1993 ("the Brady Act") (Pub. L. 103-159), under which the Attorney General established the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). The Brady Act requires Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs) to contact the NICS before transferring a firearm to an unlicensed person for information on whether the proposed transferee is prohibited from receiving or possessing a firearm under state or federal law. The NICS Improvement Act authorizes grants to be made in a manner consistent with the National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP).

The New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) seeks to improve the recording, automation, and transmittal of mental health adjudications in a real time manner to the New Jersey State Police (NJSP) in phase II of its Civil Commitment Interface to the NJSP and NICS for record improvement. This phase of the project will include identification of historical records in each of the twenty-one county adjusters' offices, development of a data collection instrument to extract data elements needed for back-loading information in the newly developed Civil Commitment Automated Tracking System (CCATS); identification of temporary staff to design the data collection instrument; and entry of data for each county into the CCATS. Temporary staff will be used to input several hundred thousand historical records into CCATS and transmit the records to the FBI for inclusion in NICS. (CA/NCF)

Date Created: August 30, 2011