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Kansas FY 2020 NCHIP

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $782,324)

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 FY 20 NCHIP project, the Executive Office of the State of Kansas will sub-award funds to Kansas Bureau of Investigation to conduct efforts to reduce their missing dispositions. While still currently receiving paper dispositions, Kansas courts began submitting electronic dispositions to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) central repository on August 5, 2014, for day-forward dispositions. The central repository will use fourteen (14) full-time and four (4) part-time employees to work toward elimination of the backlog of both the manual dispositions waiting to be data entered and processing errant dispositions received electronically. Additionally, the KBI will use funds to for staff to attend two (2) Compact Council meetings and two (2) SEARCH meetings. This attendance would 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 resources and discussion with other states, federal-level partners, and organizations on methods to ensure that criminal history records are accurate and up-to-date. (CA/NCF)

Date Created: November 12, 2020