Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $750,000)
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 Wyoming Office of the Attorney General, Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) will use funds to develop and implement a new eCitation integration and electronic disposition reporting system into Wyoming's Criminal Justice Information System (WyCJIS) to add municipal, circuit, and district court disposition information and records. Currently, there are over 335,000 arrest records in the Wyoming criminal history record repository, 183,000 plus offenders indexed, and 16,000 plus custody records. Approximately 15 percent of these records are missing disposition data. The proposed project will address these missing dispositions and alleviate data reporting gaps in the future. This project requires the development of an interface between the Wyoming Supreme Court existing eCitation repository in order to integrate the citation data into DCI's existing WyCJIS architecture. A web services interface between the Wyoming Supreme Court and the state's criminal history repository will also be established to permit complete court disposition reporting. These new systems will provide for more accurate data, improved system communication, and real-time information, as well as facilitate the immediate identification of disposition records and improve criminal history record capture procedures, which will ultimately reduce the backlog of missing court dispositions and provide for the validation of data with respect to domestic violence convictions and concealed firearm permit records for NICS entry. (CA/NCF)