Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $826,143)
The Department of Public Safety, Public Safety Grant Administration Office (PSGAO) serves as the State Administering Agency for grant programs and initiatives from the United States Department of Justice. For the last two years, the PSGAO has been working to increase capacity and better engage with stakeholders across the entire spectrum of criminal justice activities in the state of Rhode Island. These efforts have resulted in better coordination with all program partners and raised awareness of the availability of National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP) funding for eligible entities that have not participated in the program in the recent past. For the FY2022 NCHIP application, the Department of Public Safety proposes and supports the following projects: 1) PSGAO will retain a portion of the award to conduct program coordination and grant management activities. 2) RISP Technical Services is proposing multiple projects to enhance the RILETS Message Switch and improve NICS compliance with the following projects: Phase Two Router Replacement Project, Monthly Information Technology Network Engineering Time, Internet Service Provider Monitoring, FortiAnalyzer and FortiManager Dashboards, Redundant Access for Information Technology Support, Disaster Recovery Site Connectivity, Redundant Connection to Production Message Switch Servers and Child Care Background Check Automated Sex Offender Inquiry.3) RI Judiciary will perform data entry work to update final court dispositions. The Supreme Court will conduct twelve (16) overtime sessions and the District Court will conduct six (6) overtime sessions. The RI Judiciary will also conduct additional overtime sessions to sync the data in the system that manages the tracking of no-contact orders statewide (RONCO/BCI) with the Judiciary’s internal case management system (Odyssey).