Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $66,000)
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 Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement (LCLE) intends to continue its efforts to improve the data quality of criminal history records with enhancements to Louisiana Supreme Court's Statewide Protection Order Program (SPOP). LCLE, in conjunction with the ICJIS Policy Board and the Louisiana Supreme Court, recognizes the need to support and enhance the SPOP in order to facilitate more accurate and complete data to Louisiana law enforcement agencies, the NCIC Protection Order File, and NICS. The SPOP is a forms driven database with standardized order forms functioning as the blueprint for the actual fields of the database. Funds are being requested to continue the services of a legal consultant and a software developer/programmer to identify relevant state and federal law changes and case opinions, then update the SPOP forms software with the necessary changes. These changes will also be incorporated into the Protection Order Registry Guide which will be disseminated to all Registry trainers and trainees via USB. (CA/NCF)