Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $200,000)
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.
The NCHIP administering agency, the West Virginia Division of Criminal Justice and Community Services, will subgrant NCHIP funds to the West Virginia State Police to implement a modular criminal history system which will replace certain portions of the current system. The new system will result in increased efficiencies and reduce the need for manual entry and retrieval of records. Funds will also be used to develop and implement a national standardized criminal history RAP to meet current III requirements and enable NIEM RAP compliance with the future development of the Next Generation Interface. CA/NCF