Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $150,000)
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 South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED), the state's NCHIP administering agency, will use funds to complete tasks associated with the following projects: 1) support temporary personnel to continue efforts to process approximately 6,500 expungements a month to ensure accurate information is included in the criminal history record to assist with NICS checks, criminal investigations, licensing inquiries, and employment checks; 2) support temporary personnel to research and update dispositions received via mail from the Summary Courts, code judicial information into the Computerized Criminal History (CCH) database, review disposition reports, and correct inaccurate dispositions received from the Court Administration and Summary Court; and 3) support two Auditor positions to continue the state's efforts to update NCIC training and testing materials for law enforcement and civil agencies and update protection order policies and procedures as needed to ensure proper compliance with SLED and FBI requirements. CA/NCF