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Virginia Criminal History Records Improvement Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $349,039)

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 Virginia State Police and Virginia Supreme Court will use funds to: (1) research, resolve, and update missing dispositions in the computerized criminal history (CCH) system to improve NICS checks; (2) conduct in-depth research of dispositions to determine whether prohibiting factors for firearm transactions conform with state and federal laws; and (3) implement a new web-based system to display scanned images of mental commitment orders and protective orders for immediate access and use by the Virginia State Police.


Date Created: August 2, 2010