Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $400,625)
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 Washington State Department of Information Services will use NCHIP funds to complete tasks associated with the following projects: 1) research approximately 60,000 open arrest records with missing dispositions with a goal of resolving missing dispositions for and updating at least 35,000 records in the state repository; 2) research approximately 12,600 records with felony dispositions submitted from courts of lower jurisdiction to correct and update inaccurate data in the state repository; and 3) create a no-contact/protection order portal to enable the consisent and secure exchange of data and increase the accessibility of data within and between states. CA/NCF