Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $271,343)
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 Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services will continue Quality Assurance Unit functions to increase disposition reporting from local law enforcement agencies and courts to the State central repository. Funds will be used to pay personnel costs to scan and enter the arrest records and to identify those records missing arrest or disposition information. In addition, funds will be used for consultants to continue training local court clerks on proper reporting requirements, to assist with electronic submissions of dispositions, and to help update the State's Livescan record specification and software.