Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $56,000)
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 Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement (LCLE) intends to enhance Louisiana's Statewide Protective Order Program (SPOP) by working with court, law enforcement, and victim advocacy personnel within the state to improve: 1) the design and comprehensiveness of the standardized protection order forms; 2) the ability of courts to transmit orders of protection to SPOP in a timely manner; and 3) the efficacy with which the courts and law enforcement agencies are able to access the data contained in SPOP in order to enforce the orders. Funds are requested to cover contractual and supply costs associated with the SPOP project. (CA/NCF)