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Nebraska Criminal History Improvement Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $350,000)

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 use funds to: 1) reduce the backlog of 50,000 paper dispositions by scanning records into an archival system to allow for electronic access to the information; 2) increase the number of records in the Interstate Identification Index (III) that are properly synced up with state records; 3) continue redesign of an interface between the Patrol Criminal History (PCH) and JUSTICE (the statewide court information system) to accommodate dispositions electronically submitted by Nebraska's largest district court system which will result in a 70 percent increase in information flow between the two systems; and 4) develop an automated submission process to improve reporting of protection order information to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) protective order file.


Date Created: August 24, 2011