Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $882,000)
The North Dakota Office of Attorney General (NDOAG), through the Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI), will use FY21 NCHIP funds for three components: 1) purchase of a new legal case management system, 2) redevelopment of interfaces between LEAs and the legal case management system, and 3) redevelopment of the E-Charging interface. First, funding will be used to help purchase a new legal case management system used across ND State Attorney’s offices, as well as the NDOAG’s legal divisions. Second, once the system is purchased, portions of the interfaces from the two different law enforcement records management systems to the new legal case management system will be re-developed. The interface electronically passes incident reports and supplemental reports to the SA. This interface will ensure the accuracy of charging information and greatly improve the efficiency and timeliness of filing the cases to the courts. The third deliverable will be to re-develop a portion of the E-Charging interface. This interface connects the legal case management system to the Courts statewide case management system. This will allow for electronic initial and supplemental filings to the Courts and automates the case creation within the Courts case management system. The re-development will ensure the accuracy of charging offense and charging information that is reported to criminal history and to the FBI. The three components will directly help to update and automate case outcomes from courts and prosecutors in state records and the FBI’s criminal history file. The project will allow BCI to continue to provide automated arrest data securely to NCIC as well as continue to receive automated and timely prosecution and disposition data from the courts. Additionally, the charge information available in NCIC will be more consistent, accurate, and timely due to the use of North Dakota’s Common Statute Table (CST).