Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $192,530)
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 Kansas Governor's Office will provide a subgrant to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation to implement the following activities: 1) have a local programming vendor design and implement a movement to transmit fingerprints from the state AFIS to the FBI's IAFIS; and 2) continue the services of four temporary staff to enter prosecutor case filings and electronically image other criminal history documents into the state's computerized criminal history database. These projects will ensure that criminal history information is submitted in a timely fashion and electronically available for use by local criminal justice agencies.