Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $2,992,119)
The Connecticut Office of Policy and Management (CTOPM) will use FY21 NCHIP funds for two projects: 1) Sustain Repository Switch Support and ABIS/CCH Support Efforts: The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP) will continue to make timely, accurate and complete criminal history record information (CHRI) available to authorized users for both criminal justice and non-criminal justice purposes including firearms background checks. The two main priority areas are updating and automating case outcomes from courts and prosecutors in state or tribal records and the FBI's Criminal History File; and full participation in the III and NFF, including adoption and implementation of the National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact. 2) Judicial Warrant System Modernization (PRAWN): The State of Connecticut Judicial Branch (JB) will continue with the records availability programs, and to reengineer the Paperless Arrest Warrant Network (PRAWN) to meet modern security and data management standards. This modernization will move the court warrant system into compliance with state and national standards, and more effectively support the accuracy, completeness, and availability of the warrant records that are relied upon by law enforcement agencies and firearms regulatory officials within the state and throughout the nation.