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Vermont National Criminal History Improvement Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $112,999)

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.

The Vermont Department of Public Safety will use NCHIP funds to complete tasks associated with the following projects: 1) research missing dispositions and update arrest records accordingly such that fingerprint-supported arrests may either be retained or expunged from the Interstate Identification Index (III); 2) purchase and implement an automated statewide information training and certification tool to provide the requisite training and technical assistance to ensure that National Crime Information Center (NCIC), FBI Criminal Justice Information Services Division (CJIS), and Vermont Crime Information Center (VCIC) security requirements are met for current and future state and FBI standards; 3) purchase computers and operating system software to support the state's criminal history functions; and 4) support staff efforts to synchronize records and take control of about 10,000 records in III that are currently owned by the FBI.


Date Created: August 24, 2011