Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $251,490)
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 Colorado Division of Criminal Justice plans to improve the processing of misdemeanor dispositions and eliminate the sex offender record backlog at Colorado's Bureau of Investigation by contracting the services of temporary personnel to update records in the state's Criminal History Record Information System and the FBI's national databases. A subgrant will be provided to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to work with the Colorado State Judicial to implement a pilot project which will place ten livescan machines in selected high-volume courtrooms across the state in order to capture fingerprint data at the time an offender appears in court. Funds are also requested to render the services of a project manager who will manage and evaluate the success of all the proposed projects.