Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $70,064)
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.
Funds will be transferred to the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts (NCAOC) to identify and report non-fingerprint supported domestic violence offense convictions from the Automated Criminal Infractions System to the State Bureau of Identification and the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Index. The NCAOC will hire on senior analyst/programmer to develop an interface to NICS for non-fingerprint supported domestic violence convictions. CA/NCF