Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $199,897)
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 Vermont Department of Public Safety, the state's NCHIP administering agency, will use NCHIP funds to complete tasks associated with the following projects: 1) research missing dispositions and update arrest records accordingly such that fingerprint supported arrests may either be retained or expunged from III; 2) support staff efforts to synchronize records and take control of about 10,000 Vermont records in III that are currently owned by the FBI; and 3) complete a series of upgrades to its core information systems, including the Computerized Criminal History system (CCH) and Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), that will allow for more accurate processing and review of criminal history events. CA/NCF