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Vermont National Criminal History Improvement Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $66,895)

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 Vermont Department of Public Safety will use NCHIP funds to complete tasks associated with the following projects: 1) research missing dispositions and update arrest records accordingly such that fingerprint supported arrests may either be retained or expunged from III; 2) support staff efforts to synchronize records and take control of about 10,000 Vermont records in III that are currently owned by the FBI; and 3) purchase one fingerprint workstation computer and one portable Livescan unit to allow for more timely processing of criminal history information, increase the percentage of arrests that are fingerprint supported, and improve the quality of fingerprints within AFIS.


Date Created: August 30, 2012