Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $405,000)
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 Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation (BCI&I) will partner with the Supreme Court of Ohio to allow disposition records submitted by courts and correctional facilities to the Ohio Courts Network (OCN) to flow through the state Computerized Criminal History (CCH) database so the disposition records are accessible for criminal history inquiries. This project will increase the percentage of CCH records with attached dispositions by about 10 percent, yielding an 80 percent attachment rate by the end of the project period. This project will also decrease the submission time for BCI&I to receive dispositions from the courts.