Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $285,047)
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), the Louisiana Supreme Court (LSC), the Louisiana State Police (LSP), and the Louisiana District Attorneys Association (LDAA) propose to improve the timeliness, accuracy and completeness of data contained in the Case Management Information System (CMIS), the Computerized Criminal History (CCH) system, and the PAMIS/DACHS/AIXIS for use by Louisiana's criminal justice community and the NICS program. The proposed projects will enhance and upgrade the CMIS, CCH, and PAMIS/DACHS/AIXIS systems to ensure that the information received/shared is not only accurate and complete, but is in compliance with current state and federal law. The LSC, LSP and LDAA, in consultation with the LCLE and the ICJIS Policy Board, is responsible for the implementation of the proposed project. LCLE, as the coordinating agency for NCHIP in Louisiana, needs to ensure that the expanding needs of the ICJIS and its importance to NICS is coordinated in a manner that makes sure data is available to NICS decision makers at the time they need it to make a decision on a proposed firearm purchase in Louisiana.