Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $900,000)
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.
Under this award, the California Department of Justice will use NCHIP funds to improve the accuracy and accessibility of the State's criminal history records by improving court disposition reporting and the transmission of disposition data to the FBI. The following projects will be implemented with grant funds:
(1) Adding thumbprints to dispositions in four counties that submit dispositions electronically.
(2) Continue efforts to enable the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) to work with local courts on reporting dispositions to the State.
(3) Enhance current and develop new court disposition reporting processes.
(4) Convert the existing Standard Offense Table into XML format to meet GJXDM standards.
(5) Upgrade the method of submitting data (Machine Readable Data) to the FBI and to conform to the IAFIS standard.
(6) Automate disposition reporting from the courts in three counties utilizing the newest XCourt technology.