Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $1,672,262)
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 California Department of Justice (CA DOJ) and the Judicial Council of California (JC) will carry out the following activities: 1) implement Phase 3 of the CA Disposition Reporting Improvement Program (CA-DRIP) to improve criminal disposition reporting and begin the roll out of the model developed under Phases 1 and 2 to courts throughout the state so that complete and accurate criminal history record information is available at the state and federal level; 2) continue CA DOJ's efforts to enhance and streamline its automated disposition submission, collection, and hookup processes, which will in turn, increase the percentage of state arrest records matched with case outcomes in response to background checks for purposes of identifying ineligible firearms purchases, as well as persons ineligible to hold positions involving children, the elderly or the disabled; 3) upgrade and enhance the California Firearm Information Gateway (CFIG) system to optimize the application and improve performance to meet the increasing demands of the firearms systems and accommodate efficiency and response to firearm transactions and NICS inquiries. (CA/NCF)