Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $94,100)
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 Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet (KJPSC) will provide funds to the Kentucky State Police (KSP) for the following projects: 1) to build a judgment/disposition interface between its three primary records repositories CCDW (Carry Concealed Deadly Weapons), IFFS (Identification for Firearm Sales), and the SOR (Sex Offender Registry) for the transmission of records to the state's computerized criminal history repository (CCH); and, 2) to set an automatic Identification for Firearm Sales (IFFS) flag and create an image indicator tab in the state's CCH to notify disposition researchers of other disqualifying information in an individual's criminal history record. These projects will support and increase Kentucky's participation in the IFFS program and the NICS Index.