Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $93,391)
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 State of Nevada will use NCHIP funds to improve criminal history record information by addressing two challenges to becoming FBI National Fingerprint File (NFF) certified:
(1) a court disposition backlog that has developed over several years due to a lack of staff and funding. This backlog stands at approximately 118,327 disposition records containing 190,506 charges.
(2) a backlog of error corrections related to Interstate Identification Index (III) records requiring manual intervention. These errors (approximately 30,497) occur as the result of attempted synchronization between State and FBI criminal history records.
These challenges are being addressed as the Multi-County Integrated Justice Information System (MC-IJIS) project is being implemented. MC-IJIS is an electronic interface developed by the Administrative Office of the Courts and the Department of Public Safety.