Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $250,000)
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.
Under this proposal, the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet (KJPSC) will provide funds to the Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) and Kentucky State Police (KSP) for the following projects: 1) to improve the electronic security and delivery of case outcome/disposition data from the AOC to Kentucky's computerized criminal history (CCH) system; 2) to enhance Kentucky's Automated Fingerprint Identification System to improve and increase the amount of information reaching the FBI's Criminal History File; and, 3) to convert electronic images and update available paper case outcome/disposition information in the CCH. These projects will support and increase Kentucky's participation in the FBI's Interstate Identification Index (III), Identification for Firearm Sales (IFFS) program, and the NICS Index Denied Persons File.