Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $308,834)
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 Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet (KJPSC) will provide funds to the Kentucky State Police for the following projects: 1) hire personnel to travel to local courts to research and capture disposition data to update Kentucky's computerized criminal history (CCH) system, and 2) implement a document storage system to electronically store supporting documentation before flagging a record with a firearms disqualification.
Both projects will support and increase Kentucky's participation in both the FBI's Identification for Firearm Sales (IFFS) program and the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Index. CA/NCF