Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $149,823)
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 Oklahoma District Attorneys Council (DAC) will use funds to enhance the quality, completeness, and accessibility of criminal history record information by establishing a hardware and software infrastructure to enable the DAC to participate in the Administrative Office of the Court's information exchange initiative. The infrastructure will enable the DAC to participate in the electronic exchange of information from the court's Integrated Justice Information System (IJIS) messaging system and load information into the DAC's JustWare Case Management System (CMS) automatically. In addition to automating the process, this upgrade will improve both the accuracy and timeliness of data entry in managing cases and reporting filings and dispositions to the state repository.