Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $392,371)
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 mission of the Hawaii Integrated Justice Information Sharing (HIJIS) program is to facilitate collaborative decision making, coordinated planning and cooperative implementation among justice agencies and relevant partners for the fair, efficient and effective operation of the justice system in Hawaii. The HIJIS Program is envisioned to provide an information sharing framework and services that will enable criminal and non-criminal justice agencies to efficiently share information, both locally and nationally, that is already available in their internal systems with other agencies. The architecture of the framework and services are based on national standards such as the Global Reference Architecture. The HIJIS Program continues to expand its capabilities and services with projects planned for 2014 and beyond. These projects are centered on building information exchanges between agencies to share statewide firearms registration, prosecutor case management information, police incident reports and court disposition information.
Under this award, the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center (HCJDC) will use funds to: 1) allow the Hawaii Judiciary to initiate the process to migrate from a legacy case management system to the Judicial Case Information Management System with the ultimate goal of sharing dispositions and other court data through the HIJIS program; 2) purchase and install livescan arrest fingerprint systems in law enforcement agencies in the state with the highest volume of arrest submissions and oldest machines; 3) continue support of an NCIC Validation Clerk to ensure that all protection order information is submitted and validated in the NCIC protection order file; and 4) provide contractual resources to agencies in the state to modify or enhance their existing systems to allow them to participate in the HIJIS program. All projects contribute to the quality, completeness, timeliness, and availability of records in state and national systems. (CA/NCF)