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National Criminal History Improvement Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $243,621)

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) continue implementation of a prosecutor case management system in Milwaukee and create an electronic interface to the statewide prosecutor system; (2) implement the identification for firearm sales disqualifier flag to quickly determine from individuals' criminal history records whether they are prohibited from purchasing a firearm; and (3) upgrade the State's XML-based rapsheet to allow for the setting and transmittal of the firearm sales disqualifier flag.


Date Created: September 6, 2006