Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $529,684)
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 Michigan State Police (MSP) will work with Michigan courts and prosecutors to: 1) perform year round audits of local law enforcement and criminal justice agencies' criminal history record systems; 2) convert paper judicial dispositions into an electronic format; 3) implement changes to support NFF and Federal Rap Back participation; 4) work with two court districts in Michigan to allow for the electronic reporting of disposition information to the state's computerized criminal history system; and 5) continue to develop a web-based prosecutor case tracking system for state prosecutors. MSP is also requesting funds for the creation of forms to simplify the process by which agencies enter records into the NICS Index. These enhancements will contribute to the ongoing success of Michigan having an effective and complete criminal history system. (CA/NCF)