Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $148,453)
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 noncriminal 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 Arkansas Crime Information Center (ACIC) plans to reduce the state's disposition backlog by locating missing dispositions and entering them into the state criminal history repository, The disposition information will then be transferred through NCIC for inclusion in the national file. ACIC also intends to hire a consultant to work solely on the development of software to help the Arkansas Crime Information Center (ACIC) achieve NFF compliance. CA/NCF