Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $300,000)
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 Kansas Governor's Office will build on previous successes funded by earlier NCHIP grant awards by providing a subgrant to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation to automate criminal history records, electronically image source documents, synchronize databases to identify and obtain missing record data, incorporate domestic violence data, promote uniform data exchange, and facilitate access to more complete and accurate arrest and disposition information in support of criminal justice practitioners and the NICS program. These projects will ensure that criminal history information is submitted in a timely fashion and electronically available for use by local criminal justice agencies. (CA/NCF)