Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $4,456,509)
The California Department of Justice (CA DOJ) will use FY22 NCHIP funds for the following four projects: 1) Pseudo-Pointer Analysis - To perform analysis to determine what would be needed to take state ownership of current FBI Criminal Justice Information Services Division maintained pseudo-pointer records. The goal is for California to claim ownership of as many of its pseudo-pointer records as possible, thereby assuming maintenance and dissemination responsibility for those records in the FBI's NGI System. One of the expected benefits, achieved by other states, is more complete and accurate information being available to authorized users. 2) Programmatic Processing of State Sealing Transactions and Submission of Expungement Transactions to the FBI NGI System - Implement a technology solution to programmatically process sealing order updates to the state criminal history system, and notification to the FBI NGI system of corresponding expungements. One of the benefits is timely availability of accurate and complete information being available to authorized users from both the state and federal criminal history systems. 3) Live Scan Submissions Enhancements - The project will bring in process efficiency and automation to develop streamline systems to reduce manual work processes and improve the overall tracking of transactions. 4) NIEM Conversion - Establish a new communication channel based on the NIEM Extensible Markup Language (XML) to comply with the FBI’s mandate to exchange information with NCIC to provide crime information services to the LEAs in California. The CA DOJ plans to use NCHIP funding to procure hardware infrastructure and software stack needed to set up the new communication channel alongside the existing legacy system.
The Judicial Council of California (JCC) will use FY22 NCHIP funding to collaborate with CA DOJ to expand progress made from previous NCHIP awards to improve accuracy. The JCC will (1) conduct background research to identify possible modifications to criminal citation forms to increase defendant comprehension and compliance; (2) implement a research plan to identify counties with disposition reporting lags and potential solutions for remediation, (3) support communication activities between CA DOJ and superior courts to improve Mental Health Reporting for firearm prohibition, (4) support the CA Master Charge Code Table project and; (5) maintain the Data Dashboards.