Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $401,719)
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 the 2018 NCHIP priority areas, continuing efforts are underway by the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center (HCJDC) to upgrade and modify the existing systems the State of Hawaii oversees and maintains to support the Hawaii Integrated Justice Information Sharing (HIJIS) Program. Funds will be used to provide technical assistance for HIJIS Program participating agencies to modify their existing systems to meet data exchange specifications. Contractor services will be required to provide the resources to enable HIJIS partner agencies to implement the necessary modifications and enhancements to participate in the HIJIS Program.
In addition, HCJDC will procure the services of a contractor experienced in researching Hawaii Judiciary court records for charge dispositions. Tasks for the contractor will include researching court dispositions and entering disposition information into CJIS-Hawaii. This project will significantly improve the accuracy and completeness of data in CJIS-Hawaii.