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FY06 Rhode Island NCHIP Program

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $130,000)

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.

Funds will be used to: (1) create an interface to enable the Information Charging Unit to query an arrest record in the Rhode Island Criminal History (RICH) system to insure that all charges are entered properly and allow all felony dispositions to be entered into the RICH system from the court system without any user intervention; and (2) purchase necessary hardware for a new law enforcement telecommunications system (RILETS) to handle all in-state transmission of fingerprint data to and from the criminal history as well as interstate transmission to the AFIS database in Connecticut.


Date Created: August 4, 2006