Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $1,026,787)
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 Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) will administer and monitor projects conducted by partner agencies. The award activities focus on: 1) continuing improving the processes through local criminal records audits and disposition cleanup efforts and, 2) continuing the use of automated methods for addressing the criminal reporting problems from partner agencies to the Criminal Records Repository.
The following projects address NCHIP priority areas outlined in the FY 2015 solicitation: 1) Build the criminal case initial filing process and charge amendment process for the new Show-Me Courts case management system for the Office of the State Court Administrator. The system must be redesigned for the Show-Me Courts system to allow for more efficient and sustainable interfaces with other systems using modern technologies; 2) Modify the Department of Corrections (DOC) Interface to MSHP to allow for the continued transmission of DOC data to the state repository through the Missouri Corrections Integrated System (MOCIS); 3) Modify the MSHP/DOC Probation & Parole (P&P) HIT System. The system was implemented as a means of communication between the Missouri Uniform Law Enforcement System (MULES) and the offender management system (OPII) for DOC. Law enforcement agencies perform a search in MULES which submits a request via the HIT system to DOC for information on a person to see if they are currently under supervision. This system needs to be modified due to the replacement of the DOC OPII with a new java-based system; 4) Upgrade Livescan software for all 300 systems stationed around the state that submit real-time arrest data to the AFIS and Criminal history systems, which is in turn shared with III/NCIC. The MSHP has identified a method to streamline the correction process by modifying the Livescan software to be able to transmit corrected data. This will automatically update the Criminal History System and III files without the need for manual entry.