Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $300,000)
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 Nebraska State Patrol will update and automate case outcomes from courts and prosecutors in state criminal records and the FBI's Criminal History File, and participate fully in the Interstate Identification Index. Through this grant, the following activities will be completed: (1) reduce the backlog of dispositions not entered into the criminal history system; (2) redesign the interface between the court system (JUSTICE) and the Patrol Criminal History case management system to improve sharing criminal history information with federal systems, and to accommodate an increase of information flow of Douglas County court records that will soon begin to be electronically sent to JUSTICE; and (3) synchronize the state criminal history records with the FBI records.