Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $1,579,612)
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) will use funds for the to carry out the following activities. Initiative One - The KBI seeks to fund 14 full-time and four part-time positions through this request for approximately three months. During the grant project period, staff will be expected to process 11,200 dispositions, to image 6,000 source documents, to data enter 300 Kansas Standard Arrest Reports, and enter 1,500 arrest fingerprint cards per month. Processing the backlog of dispositions and source documents provides additional information to NICS for firearm purchases, courts for pre-sentence investigations, and pre-employment/licensing decisions. Initiative Two - Attendance at three Compact Council meetings and three SEARCH meetings facilitates partnership with other criminal history record custodians, end-users, and policy makers to regulate and facilitate the sharing of complete, accurate, and timely criminal history record information to noncriminal justice users to enhance public safety. Participation provides resources and discussion with other states, federal-level partners, and organizations on methods to ensure criminal history records are accurate and up-to-date. Initiative Three - KBI will work with developers to replace the front-end application for the internal management of records in the state CCH repository to port the existing active paper application with a modern browser-based application to allow for more efficient entry of dispositions within the system. Initiative Four - The Kansas Judicial Branch will continue development of a statewide centralized supervision module. This software works in connection with the case management software currently in the implementation phase for Kansas courts state-wide. Customizing this software would allow enhanced quality and timeliness of dispositions and case outcomes and improve the convenience and efficiency of transmission of data to the KBI for further transmission to other state and federal law enforcement agencies.