Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $20,334)
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 Guam Judicial Branch will carry out a program to improve the completeness of restraining/protection orders involving domestic violence or stalking originating in Guam and the reporting of qualifying records to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) Protection Order File. The following information will be submitted to the NCIC: 1) arrest warrants for persons violating protection orders that are intended to protect victims from stalking or domestic violence; 2) convictions of persons violating protection orders; and 3) orders issued for the protection victims of stalking or domestic violence.