Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $588,653)
The Department of Public Safety, Public Safety Grant Administration Office (PSGAO) serves as the State Administering Agency for grant programs and initiatives from the U.S. 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 NCHIP funding for eligible entities that have not participated in the program in the recent past. The Department of Public Safety will use funds to support the following projects: 1) Rhode Island State Police (RISP) Technical Services will enhance the RILETS user’s authentication security and improve general network security by updating to a multi-factor authentication system. 2) RI Judiciary will perform data entry work to update final court dispositions. The Supreme Court will conduct twelve (12) 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). 3) The Little Compton Police Department will purchase and replace their end-of-life livescan fingerprinting device. PSGAO will retain a portion of the award to conduct program coordination and grant management activities.