Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $469,897)
Utah State government, in conjunction with units of Utah local government and State and local courts, routinely submit information to the NICS national database and are continually looking for improvements to systems and policy to improve the submission process which addresses the State goals. The state uses federal resources to supplement state funds for criminal history projects. Under the FY 2021 NARIP Program, the Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice (UCCJJ)will transfer funds to the Utah Prosecution Council (UPC) for its Prosecution Case Management System, eProsecutor. Funds are be requested to convert and move Prosecutor Information Management Systems (PIMS) data and Justware data into eProsecutor. Many jurisdictions now using eProscutor had been using PIMS. UPC is not aware of any jurisdiction that has been able to convert their PIMS data to eProsecutor. There are currently 38 agencies desiring to convert data to eProsecutor. UCCJJ is proposing to convert half the jurisdictions data this year and half next year. Therefore, UPC is seeking $380,000 in grant funds to help convert and migrate data into eProsecutor.
Funds will be used to pay for an IT specialist position who will serve as project manager for the eProsecutor project. Duties will entail chairing the development committee, providing support to all eProsecutor users under UPC's contract, working directly with Journal Technologies, Inc. (the vendor responsible for developing eProsecutor) on support and program issues, testing the product to ensure it works accurately, developing documents, and developing the reporting parameters to comply with HB288.