Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $323,149)
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.
The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) will use NCHIP funds to complete tasks associated with the following activities: 1) purchase and install five Livescan units in counties with the highest relative need to improve the quality of fingerprints and increase fingerprint compliance rates to 75-80% and 2) continue efforts to provide technical support, training, and outreach for users of the state's Protection From Abuse Database (PFAD) and implement key enhancements to make the PFAD increasingly useful and user-friendly while ensuring compliance with federal and state legal requirements. CA/NCF