Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $240,427)
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 Arkansas Crime Information Center (ACIC) will use temporary data entry personnel to enter 40,000 Arkansas Department of Corrections' records pertaining to dispositions and intake information into the state's repository.
In addition, four data entry personnel will be hired to work solely on the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) database, the Web-Based Court Review Project, and with the manual entry of missing court dispositions, specifically those involving misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence.