Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $256,893)
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Under this award, the Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security will use funds to: 1) replace outdated equipment used by the State Bureau of Identification for research, analysis, entry and modification to criminal history and complaint information; 2) employ temporary staff to review and correct or complete inaccurate or missing information to ensure that records maintained by the Delaware Criminal Justice Information System are accurate, complete, and timely; 3) modify criminal history records to include a domestic violence flag for the purposes of conducting NICS checks; 4) create a standalone restricted file to receive and store mental health records; and 5) perform an audit of the state's criminal justice information system. (CA/NCF)