Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $225,000)
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 award, the Alaska Department of Public Safety (DPS) will transfer funds to the Alaska Court System to conduct projects involving the electronic sharing of court dispositions. Funds will also be used for DPS to research and correct missing criminal charge dispositions and errors found on criminal history records, as well as identify, analyze, and perform record consolidations to ensure that all information available on an individual is available and disseminated for both criminal justice and non-criminal justice purposes. These tasks will ensure the availability of complete, accurate, and timely criminal history records information to state and national databases.