Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $321,037)
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 Colorado Division of Criminal Justice plans to provide subgrants to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the Colorado District Attorneys Council (CDAC), and the Colorado Integrated Criminal Justice Information System (CICJIS). Funds will be used by CBI to improve the disposition match rate for misdemeanor and felony records by researching and updating records in the States Criminal History Record Information System and the FBIs national databases, as well as updating and correcting criminal history records in the Colorado Crime Information Center and the National Crime Information Center which are missing arrest data. CDAC is requesting funds to convert case data from the case management system of the 2nd Judicial District Attorneys Office to the CDAC ACTION Case Management System which will result in more complete and accurate criminal history records in the state prosecution database and in CDAC. Lastly, CICJIS will use grant funds to replace the Biz Talk Server that assists the agency in automating the business processes necessary for the constant movement of data throughout the States criminal history record system. The product has reached its end of life and needs to be replaced in order to continue the smooth transfer of criminal justice data throughout the State. Program management and support will also be covered with funds from the NCHIP 2017 program.