Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $524,995)
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 Michigan State Police (MSP) will: 1) perform year round audits of local law enforcement and criminal justice agencies' criminal history record systems; 2) modify the state's computerized criminal history (CCH) system to transform the current system for compliance to the National Fingerprint File; 3) process dispositions from the pending file and enter them into the state's CCH system; 4) conduct activities to interface the CCH system and the state police records management system with the Prosecuting Attorneys' Association database; and, 5) enhance district court and circuit court systems with a field to flag an individual's domestic relationship information. (CA/NCF)