Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $305,704)
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 Colorado Division of Criminal Justice will provide subgrants to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Colorado District Attorneys' Council (CDAC). Funds will be used by CBI to improve the disposition match rate for misdemeanor and felony records by researching and updating records in the State's Criminal History Record Information System and the FBI's national databases, as well as updating and correcting criminal history records in the Colorado Crime Information Center and the National Crime Information Center which are missing arrest data. CDAC is requesting funds to convert case data from the case management systems of two Colorado District Attorney's Offices to the CDAC ACTION Case Management System which will result in more complete and accurate criminal history records in the state prosecution database and in CDAC. The Division of Criminal Justice will use funds to create an emergency back-up system at the Enterprise Facility for Operational Recovery, Readiness Response and Transition (eFort) to allow state agencies an alternative solution for storing data in the event of a system, power, or catastrophic failure at CBI. Program management and support will also be covered with funds from the NCHIP 2014 program. (CA/NCF)