Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $76,672)
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.
South Dakota's Administering NCHIP agency, the Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), located within the South Dakota Office of the Attorney General, will use NCHIP funds to support staff efforts to maintain timely, accurate, and complete criminal history records at the state repository. Grant-funded staff will be responsible for assisting with NICS checks, processing criminal arrest fingerprint cards, reconciling III errors and reports received from the State Penitentiary and Unified Judicial System, and processing civilian fingerprint-based background checks. CA/NCF