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Florida's Criminal History Improvement Program FY 2013

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $435,000)

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.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), the state's NCHIP administering agency, will use NCHIP funds to complete tasks associated with two projects: 1) FDLE will utilize consultant services to complete needed programmatic modifications, enhancements, and upgrades to its Computerized Criminal History (CCH) system to add or change functionality with disposition, firearm, biometric identification systems, and other related applications that interface with or use the CCH to ensure the availability of NICS disqualifying records available via the Interstate Identification Index (III) and increase the percent of potentially disqualifying records that contain the necessary final court dispositions; and 2) FDLE will hire temporary staff to research missing felony and misdemeanor domestic violence arrest records, contact arrest and booking agencies to obtain fingerprint cards, enter the arrest records into the state repository, support fingerprint analysts by researching microfilm fingerprint records, scan and enter fingerprint records not currently available in the state's Automated Fingerprint Identification System, research missing felony and misdemeanor domestic violence dispositions, manually enter court dispositions into the criminal history file, enter data supporting requests for the sealing or expunging of criminal history records, and scan source documents for permanent storage and retrieval.


Date Created: September 12, 2013