Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $600,000)
The Iowa Department of Public Safety (IADPS) will use FY21 NCHIP funds to continue the development and assist the IADPS in replacing the current criminal history record system. By replacing this aging system, the IADPS will be able to maintain past improvements in criminal history record quality and availability while implementing new digital workflows used to apply manual disposition information more quickly and eliminate considerable data entry that is subject to human error. The IADPS will also be able to implement a process of continual data quality review through a dashboard approach. Upon implementation, the IADPS will monitor numerous data points in the criminal history record system to identify any anomalies or other issues that could impact record quality through changes in data submission patterns from Iowa law enforcement agencies, prosecutors or the courts. The replacement of the criminal history record system will result in approximately 40,000 records per year that are currently reviewed and updated through a manual report to be processed through the new digital workflows resulting in a significant reduction in the time lapse from event occurrence to updating the record.