Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $205,651)
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 West Virginia Division of Criminal Justice and Community Services, the state's NCHIP administering agency, will subaward NCHIP funds to the West Virginia State Police to complete two projects: 1) Automate the interface between the West Virginia Corrections Case Management System and the Community Supervision Database to create an Offender Case Management System that will establish a statewide shared information system that includes Probation, Community Corrections, and Corrections offender data. This project will improve the accessibilty, quality, and completeness of state criminal and civil records that are available at the national level and increase collaboration among agencies and officials that utilize risk assessment tools to supervise the criminal offender population; and 2) Support overtime hours for existing staff to enter dispositions, with a goal of decreasing the backlog of dispositions by 15% during the project period. CA/NCF