Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $359,756)
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 Nevada Department of Public Safety, the state's NCHIP administering agency, will subaward funds to the Nevada Records Bureau, the state's criminal history repository, to complete a Records Backfill Project that will enable the identification, by agency, of the specific criminal history records in the repository that are incomplete. Specifically, funds will be used to complete manual outreach to obtain a list of missing records, support programmatic data reconciliation tasks, and establish processes by which local criminal justice agencies can learn of the data deficiencies originating from their respective offices. The Records Bureau's goal is to increase the percentage of arrests in Nevada's criminal history system with a disposition on file from 45% to the national average of 67.8% and to increase the percentage of felony arrests with a disposition on file from 46% to the national average of 66.2% by the conclusion of the project. CA/NCF