Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $338,694)
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.
With this award, the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) and the Office of State Court Administrators (OSCA) will improve the accuracy and completeness of Missouri's Criminal History Record System by locating and reporting on missing criminal arrests and subsequent case dispositions. Some funds will also be used to: make enhancements to the State's Sex Offender Registry; improve State criminal history reporting systems by building XML capabilities; and upgrade the prosecutor's reporting system.