Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $129,580)
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 New Hampshire Department of Justice (NH DOJ) will use funds to support tasks associated with enhancing the state's Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS). Specifically, the NH DOJ will contract with MorphoTrak, the state vendor for the Tri-State AFIS, to add program code to include name search functionality to the existing AFIS Criminal/Juvenile workflow. This name search will add new Computerized Criminal History (CCH) transactions to support submitting the name search to the CCH and receiving the name search response, provide name search verification screens to display name search respondents with AFIS images, provide manual search verification screens to display name search respondents without AFIS images, and provide workflow modifications to include name search disposition logic for criminal/juvenile records. These changes will allow the workflow to perform a name search on the CCH for 10-print versus no 10-print file no hits. If there are name search respondents from the CCH, the operator will have the ability to verify these using the name search verification and/or the manual search verification screens. CA/NCF