Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $860,331)
The NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007, Pub. L. 110-180 ("NICS Improvement Act"), was signed into law by the President on January 8, 2008. The NICS Improvement Act amends the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1993 ("the Brady Act") (Pub. L. 103-159), under which the Attorney General established the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). The Brady Act requires Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs) to contact the NICS before transferring a firearm to an unlicensed person for information on whether the proposed transferee is prohibited from receiving or possessing a firearm under state or federal law. The NICS Improvement Act authorizes grants to be made in a manner consistent with the National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP).
Under this award, the New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) seeks to improve the recording, automation, and transmittal of mental health adjudications in a real time manner to the New Jersey State Police (NJSP) with the development of the Civil Commitment Interface to the NJSP and NICS for record improvement. Funds will be used to analyze, develop, and implement a web-based computer system to record, track, and transmit mental health adjudication information to the NJSP and NICS repositories.