Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $298,932)
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, funds will be transferred from the California Department of Justice to the Administrative Office of the Courts to continue the rollout of California Courts Protective Order Registry (CCPOR) to additional counties. The CCPOR is a statewide centralized system for storing data and images of restraining and protective orders. The project has three primary goals: 1) Improving public safety and the safety of law enforcement by enabling access to complete information on protective orders; 2) automating the exchange of information between the courts and the Domestic Violence Restraining Order System; and 3) deployment to additional counties across the state. CCPOR contributes to the accuracy, quality, completeness, and timeliness of information shared at the national level via the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) by providing local law enforcement with the ability to create emergency restraining and protective orders (eRPOs), and access complete RPO historical data that is crucial to making judicial decisions about whether to issue or modify an RPO. CA/NCF