Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $65,262)
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.
The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) will use funds to continue development of an electronic mechanism to transmit involuntary commitment record information from the probate courts to the FBI Denied Persons File (via SLED). SLED will contract with five probate courts, with the help of the Judicial Department, to create a secure Web site for data entry.