Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $388,560)
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 Wisconsin Office of Justice Assistance (OJA) will use funds to accomplish the following activities: 1) Continue to conduct an evaluation of the interface to transmit electronic warrant and temporary restraining orders from circuit courts to Wisconsin Department of Justice and local sheriff's departments. The counties of Dane and Milwaukee will serve as demonstration counties. In addition, OJA will expand the restraining order information sharing project to another county. 2) Implement an eReferral project to an additional eight law enforcement agencies to interface with the prosecuting offices. This will automate new case referrals from law enforcement agencies and reduce manual entries thereby reducing errors. 3) Continue to carry out an aggressive disposition matching project to improve the timeliness of data getting entered in the state Computerized Criminal History System. 4) Purchase ten RapID two-print capture devices to be used as demonstration devices for other agencies interested in purchasing devices for the purposes of assisting street officers with verifying a subject's identity.