Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $250,000)
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.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) will continue to work with the Office of State Courts Administrator (OSCA) and the Missouri Sheriff's Association to implement improved criminal history record capture procedures in Missouri courts, prosecutors' offices, and law enforcement agencies. Funds will be used to convert a series of electronic criminal history reporting forms from a Word format to Adobe LiveCycle for use by courts and prosecutors. This project will produce user-friendly, public and self-represented litigant forms, available on-line, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In addition, funding will be used to purchase and install livescan booking workstations, and related-capture devices to accompany the workstations for eight Sheriff's Offices that the Missouri Sheriff's Association has identified as needing new livescan devices. The Sheriff's Offices were selected based on their population, need, and ability to maintain the device after installation.