Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $150,400)
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 Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security will transfer funds to the Delaware State Police, State Bureau of Identification to move historical criminal history data into the states computerized criminal history repository and ensure that all information is complete and accurate. Records that cannot be converted electronically will be manually processed. Temporary staff will be trained on how to review the records and make the necessary decisions on the process. These historical files contain disposition information for older records that can be used to complete the criminal record check process and be transmitted to the FBIs national systems. Monthly reports of work completed will be presented to the Delaware Criminal Justice Information System (DELJIS) Project Steering and DELJIS Board of Managers for review.