Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $475,000)
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 Hawaii Department of the Attorney General will: (1) migrate legacy mainframe-based Circuit Court (HAJIS) and District Court (DCCRIM) systems to the court's current Judicial Information Management System; (2) implement an information exchange of mental health data between the CJIS-Hawaii and the State Department of Health Adult Mental Health Division for the purpose of conducting background checks for firearm purchases; (3) conduct the necessary tasks to begin participating in the Identification for Firearm Sales (IFFS) program; and, (4) research and submit fingerprint cards to IAFIS for missing arrests. Supplemental funds are being requested to perform an assessment of historical protection order records created before February 1, 2011 to determine the quality of the records to ensure all the required fields are available for submission to NCIC. (CA/NCF)