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New Mexico Criminal History Record Improvement Program

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $280,655)

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 New Mexico Department of Public Safety will use funds to employ six (6) information records clerks to update criminal history file jackets. Currently, there are 240,000 arrests in 100,000 individual's criminal history jackets that require updating. It is estimated that six individuals working on this project, each completing approximately 40 criminal history jackets per day, would finalize the project in 26 months. Completion of this project will allow for the immediate submittal of criminal history information to the Interstate Identification Index. (CA/NCF)

Date Created: August 24, 2011