Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $203,803)
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 Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) will continue to work with the Office of State Courts Administrator (OSCA) and the Missouri Office of Prosecution Services (MOPS) to implement improved criminal history record capture procedures in Missouri courts, prosecutors' offices, and law enforcement agencies. Funds will be used to continue the services of a technical services coordinator as project manager for the automated Karpel Case Management System used by prosecutors' offices statewide. In addition, funding will be used to acquire the services of a criminal history specialist and a criminal records auditor to serve as liaisons on behalf of OSCA and the Supreme Court to encourage and support local courts with data cleanup, capturing disposition data, and addressing reporting problems. To improve the availability of criminal history information, the Missouri State Highway Patrol will use overtime funding for personnel to decrease the number of records in the prosecutor and court hold files.