Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $361,323)
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 NCHIP FY 2019 project, the Executive Office of the State of Kansas will use funds to:
1) Hire fifteen (15) full-time and two part-time employees to work toward elimination of the backlog of both data entry of manual dispositions and processing errant dispositions received electronically. The staff will enter 14,200 dispositions per month for a minimum of 71,000 during the project period, and image 6,000 source documents per month for a total equaling 30,000 during the project period. Finally, staff will enter 300 Kansas Standard Arrest Reports per month for a total equaling 1,500 during the grant project period.
2) Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) staff to attend two (2) Compact Council meetings and two (2) SEARCH meetings. These meetings allow for partnership with other criminal history record custodians, end-users, and policy makers to regulate and facilitate the sharing of complete, accurate, and timely criminal history record information to noncriminal justice users to enhance public safety. Participation would provide KBI resources and discussions with other states, federal-level partners, and organizations on methods to ensure that criminal history records are accurate and up-to-date.