Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $153,600)
The goal of the National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP) is to improve the Nation's safety and security by enhancing the quality, completeness, and accessibility of criminal history record information and by insuring the nationwide implementation of criminal justice and non-criminal justice background check systems. BJS provides direct financial and technical assistance to the States to improve criminal history and other related records and to build their infrastructure to connect to national record check systems both to supply information and to conduct the requisite checks.
Under this award, the Oklahoma District Attorneys Council will update and automate case outcomes from courts and prosecutors in State records and FBI's Criminal History files by developing and enhancing their statewide prosecution case management system. Interfaces will be created to enhance the criminal justice information system exchanged between prosecutors, state systems and the FBI for Oklahoma County, Tulsa County, Cleveland, and McClain and Garvin Counties. Software to improve business continuity and reduce duplicate records in the case management system will be built. The DAC will also use funds for new backup computer hardware for an interface to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation's Oklahoma Law Enforcement Exchange System (OKLeX).