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Florida's Criminal History Improvement Program

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $395,574)

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.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will use funds awarded to: (1) continue to develop and enhance the State Sexual Offender/Sexual Predator Unit that feeds information to the FBI's National Sex Offender Registry; (2) work with the Florida Clerks of Court Association to improve the rate of disposition reporting to the State repository; and (3) identify problematic judicial records to improve disposition matching, flagging of records for the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), and improve the overall quality and accuracy of existing records.


Date Created: September 6, 2006