Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $166,600)
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 Kansas Governor's Office will provide subgrants to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) and to the Office of Judicial Automation (OJA) to implement the following activities:
1) enhance the ability for court dispositions to be transmitted to the central repository by sharing the arrest transaction number from the prosecutors to the court, then forward the information on to the central repository; and
2) facilitate the automation of court filings and disposition records from OJA to KBI. These projects will ensure that criminal history information is submitted in a timely fashion and electronically available for use by local criminal justice agencies.