Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $140,793)
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 non-criminal 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 Arkansas Crime Information Center (ACIC) plans to develop a state repository dashboard to house Arkansas criminal history records. The dashboard will be used to conduct audits on disruptions in reporting, missing arrest charge counts, and incomplete dispositions. In addition, ACIC is requesting funds to purchase three tenprint livescan cabinets to be installed in Little Rock District Court, North Little Rock Police Department, and Pulaski County Sheriffs Office. All of these locations have signed a memorandum of understanding for the delivery and use of the devices to capture fingerprints and other criminal history data that will be transmitted to the states repository and to the FBIs national systems.