Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $133,470)
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 Mississippi Department of Public Safety (MS DPS) will use funds to conduct the following activities: 1) modify the criminal history record consolidation process by placing an individual's arrest, case disposition, and correction information in a single criminal history record; expand the automated process to send rejected court and prosecutor disposition information to the FBI; and, maintain timely synchronization between Mississippi criminal history records and FBI records to improve the quality and completeness of rap sheets used by state law enforcement agencies. CA/NCF