Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $131,441)
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 Nevada Department of Public Safety (DPS) State Office of Criminal Justice Assistance, the NCHIP administering agency, will subaward funds to the DPS Records Bureau, the state's criminal history repository, to employ contractual services to conduct an objective, quantitative evaluation of the completeness, accuracy, and timeliness of records maintained in the repository. The evaluation will establish baseline statistics on the extent to which arrests and dispositions for state-mandated retainable offenses are reported to the Records Bureau and will determine areas where records are incomplete. The results of the evaluation will then be used to target future reconciliation and outreach programs to backfill missing criminal history record data in the state and national systems.