Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $367,560)
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 Connecticut Office of Policy and Management will transfer funds to the Connecticut Judicial branch to: 1) improve the accuracy and completeness of protection orders to include additional fields related to whether the protection order was served, firearms and weapons restrictions, and to validate and update any current protection orders in the state and FBI National Protection Order File systems; and 2) develop an automated process to assign a unique Uniform Arrest Report control number for felony arrests to reduce the number of arrests and convictions that enter the suspense files, and make more records available in III. CA/NCF