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Maryland FY 2012 National Criminal History Improvement Program

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $281,305)

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 Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services will use NCHIP funds to: 1) continue efforts to improve the quality, timeliness and completeness of criminal history records in the state repository by employing contractual services to research 12,761 open disposition records with a 90% resolution rate, resulting in 11,485 arrest-disposition record updates and 2) support the services of an Applications Programmer to validate the number of arrests without dispositions that has been reduced, create an updated dataset of arrests without dispositions to the Administrative Office of the Courts to research for potential disposition matches, and provide an updated status on the number of records remaining in the state's Computerized Criminal History system without dispositions.


Date Created: August 9, 2012