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|District of Columbia||$448,464||$180,000||$1,190,855||$5,470,730|
|N. Mariana Islands||$1,235,000|
|Miami Tribe of OK||$94,581||$94,581|
Commonly used acronyms:
AFIS - Automated Fingerprint Identification System
CCH - Computerized Criminal History
CHRI - Criminal History Record Information
III - Interstate Identification Index
NCIC - National Crime Information Center
NFF - National Fingerprint File
NGI - Next Generation Identification
NIBRS - National Incident-Based Reporting System
NIEM - National Information Exchange Model
NIST - National Institute of Standards and Technology
NICS - National Instant Criminal Background Check System
NSOR - National Sex Offender Registry
XML - Extensible Markup Language
The following provides a description of activities under NCHIP grants for each of the States receiving funds in alphabetical order.
Alabama ($2,971,477) The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) will use NCHIP FY20 funds to continue to improve the quality, completeness, and accessibility of criminal history data at the state and national levels through three projects: 1) Redesign and replace the statewide Computerized Criminal History (CCH) system. 2) Integrate data systems from courts, prosecutors, corrections, pardons and parole, and other data contributing agencies. Hire qualified staff available to increase accuracy of criminal history records and to provide those records to state and federal information systems. 3) Implement pilot Rapid ID project to be rolled out to up to troopers or parole officers.
Alaska ($976,098) The Alaska Department of Public Safety (DPS) will use NCHIP FY20 funds to: 1) complete the digitization of paper case reports from the Alaska State Troopers from 1994-1997; 2) replace 24 laptops used for training law enforcement personnel; 3) enter arrests and Hot Files records into the Alaska Public Safety Information Network (APSIN) and the NCIC database; 4) contract for an external audit of its criminal history repository and practices; and 5) contract for a technical consultant to provide assistance and technical expertise to develop, document, and implement the business and technical requirements needed for the successful selection and implementation of a new message switch and criminal history repository. The AK Court System will use funds for the implementation of the new ACS electronic system, the automation of electronic records from case initiation to disposition, working on an interface between courts and prosecutors, improving data analysis capabilities, and developing an electronic criminal charge code table in the new ACS electronic system.
Arizona ($1,810,569) The Arizona Criminal Justice Commission (ACJC) will use NCHIP FY20 funding to address criminal history records information in addition to providing administrative oversight for the following projects: 1) Maricopa County Attorney's Office (MCAO): MCAO will use six FTE to resolve new dispositions that occur during the project period. MCAO will also offer overtime to eligible staff members to resolve backlogged dispositions per month. In addition, staff will digitize paper-based criminal case records to an electronic based system. 2) AZ DPS Livescan: AZ DPS will use NCHIP funds to purchase eight Livescans for statewide sheriff departments and two other Livescans for Maricopa County Juvenile Courts. Funds will also be used for four FTE to research and automate records currently not in the ACCH database. 3) Pinal County Attorney's Office (PCAO): PCAO will use NCHIP funds to reduce the backlog of missing court dispositions to increase the criminal dispositions available to state and federal agencies. PCAO will hire three contractors to focus on researching and resolving the dispositions. 4) Pinal County Sheriff's Office (PCSO): PCSO will use funds to scan approximately 400 boxes of arrest bookings used for court disposition records. 5) Gilbert Police Department (GPD): GPD will use funds to digitize and scan about 57,000 paper police reports and 9,000 file attachments used for court dispositions and NICS record requests. 6) Tuscan Police Department (TPD): TPD will use funds to purchase seven AFIS computers and workstations to replace the antiquated and outdated server and workstations. 7) Coconimo County Attorney's Office (CCAO): CCAO will use funds to hire one FTE to reduce the backlog of open dispositions from January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2018.
Arkansas ($696,060) The Arkansas Crime information Center (ACIC) will use NCHIP FY20 funds to reduce the State's disposition backlog by locating missing dispositions and entering them into the state criminal history repository, then transferring the disposition information to NCIC for inclusion in the FBI's national file. Criminal justice agencies are required by Arkansas law to report arrest and disposition information in a timely manner as recommended by ACIC. To address the challenge of obtaining complete dispositions, ACIC uses several different techniques including a variety of manual record retrieval and data entry procedures, as well as electronic retrieval. Searching out missing dispositions in court records and reducing the backlog of data entry of disposition data is a top priority of ACIC. Funds will be used for ACIC to contract with the vendor, Inquiries Screening to visit circuit and district courts throughout the State of Arkansas to evaluate and collect disposition information. The project also requires the purchase of updated servers and storage in order for ACIC to improve the logging, storage, and sharing of criminal history information with the FBI.
Colorado ($440,893) The Colorado Division of Criminal Justice plans to use NCHIP FY20 funds for subgrants to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Colorado Integrated Criminal Justice Information System (CICJIS). Funds will be used by CBI to improve the disposition match rate for misdemeanor and felony records by researching and updating records in the State's CHRIS and the FBI's national databases, as well as updating and correcting criminal history records in the Colorado Crime Information Center and the NCIC which are missing arrest data. CBI will also use funds to update Colorado arrests that were submitted directly to the FBI prior to 1990. CICJIS will use funds to find a solution to match disposition and arrest records from unmatched court charges that CBI receives electronically.
Connecticut ($3,037,015) The Connecticut Office of Policy and Management (OPM) will use NCHIP FY20 funding for two projects: 1) CCH and AFIS Replacement: The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP) will use NCHIP funds to continue to support its CCH and AFIS replacement projects with resources dedicated to the modernization through the post "go-live" timeline to ensure systems are operating properly, in accordance with contractual requirements, and any equipment issues are identified and resolved. The resources are necessary to ensure the success of its comprehensive strategy to modernize the State Police Bureau of Identification (SPBI) criminal history repository. DESPP's FY19 NCHIP award continued with efforts to contract and implement the testing, interface development, staff training, project management, database conversion, and independent verification and validation of project deliverables. 2) Criminal Systems Security and Availability: The State of Connecticut Judicial Branch (JB) will use NCHIP funds to improve and safeguard court data systems from cyberattack, maintain the confidentiality of data, and ensure the uninterrupted availability of the court systems that provide data to various state and national systems. The project includes a significant update to one court system that is critical in preserving CT's interface with the NICS. In addition, CT's various legacy and more recently modernized court systems require a comprehensive assessment to ensure that the systems are consistent with state, FBI, and international cybersecurity standards. Funds will be used to support the three main initiatives: 1) cybersecurity assessment of court systems with criminal and NICS information; 2) incident response and disaster recovery enhancements; and 3) firearms interface modernization.
Delaware ($182,858) The Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security will use NCHIP FY20 funds for subawards to the Delaware State Police, State Bureau of Identification to enhance its Law Enforcement Investigation Report Suite (LEISS), a client-server-based police system comprised of two primary components: complaints/incidents and warrants/arrests. LEISS requires a better way to capture data relating to misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence, crimes against the elderly, mental health related protection orders, as well as the use of weapons incidents. There is also a problem with sex offender cases and the fact that DNA that has been collected, analyzed, and recorded, is often omitted from case files. Funds will be used to modify LEISS to determine if sex offender DNA has been collected and if the sample has been sent to the lab. Once the lab samples are returned, the record will be updated and flagged in the system. These flags will serve to monitor that sex offender records are being properly tracked. Other enhancements will be made to LEISS involving changes in reporting crime records that are transmitted to both NICS and III. Additionally, LEISS modifications will be made to capture and report National Use of Force data according to flat file and bulk load technical specifications pursuant to federal CJIS mandates. These upgrades will help with the accurate and timely reporting of criminal history information to local law enforcement and other partner agencies. DELJIS (Delaware Criminal Justice Information System) staff will perform the work necessary to complete this project.
Florida ($668,501) The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will use NCHIP FY20 funds to continue to make modifications to the state's CCH systems. FDLE is required by Chapter 943, F.S. to act as the central repository for criminal history records for the State of Florida. The Florida CCH that serves as the primary shared stakeholder system for criminal justice and law enforcement in the state was replaced in 2019. This system is also used by the Firearm Eligibility System (FES) to complete firearm related background checks, as well as report Florida's criminal history record information to the national system. The CCH system must continue to be supported with minor modifications, enhancements, and/or updates to add or change functionality with disposition, firearm, biometric identification systems, and other related applications that interface or use CCH. Programming and maintenance to CCH is required to ensure these ancillary applications are able to communicate with and retrieve information from the CCH and maintain business workflows. In addition, CCH programming and maintenance helps ensure the availability of NICS disqualifying records available via III and increasing the percent of potentially disqualifying records that contain the necessary final court dispositions.
Georgia ($2,033,732) The Georgia Bureau of Investigation will use NCHIP FY20 funds to modernize and replace the current AFIS. The current system has reached its end of life. The new AFIS system will allow GBI staff to perform 10-Print and Latent Print identifications in an advance technology format. The new system will have the ability to accept any future updates or enhancements as dictated by state or federal legislation, operational needs, or public demands. Increased capabilities would also allow GBI to communicate with local law enforcement agencies regarding the latest fingerprint technology. Georgia's AFIS became operational in 1990 and was the first AFIS to integrate fingerprint identification and CCH update processing. Both criminal and civil fingerprints are submitted electronically from Livescan devices and AFIS/CCH responses, as well as FBI fingerprint search responses when appropriate, are returned to the submitting agency within a timely manner. The AFIS also provides for latent print searching by GBI's Division of Forensic Sciences (DOFS) and remote ten print and latent print searching by local agencies.
Guam ($537,425) The Judiciary of Guam will use NCHIP FY20 funds to continue their efforts from prior years to strengthen Guam's criminal history records infrastructure and achieve III compliance. The Judiciary will supplement their NCHIP FY19 project efforts by implementing a court records system that facilitates the immediate identification of case disposition records and attending training conferences. The Judiciary will require that the new system include an interface with Guam's VCCH and meets FBI standards for national data systems, including NCIC and NICS.
Hawaii ($753,230) The Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center (HCJDC) will use NCHIP FY20 funds 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 cover the travel expenses of several HIJIS Executive Committee members to attend in-person board meetings to discuss and plan initiatives for electronic data sharing from local law enforcement and criminal justices agencies to CJIS-Hawaii, the state's criminal history repository. Hawaii will purchase 18 portable Livescans for remote booking sites throughout the state. HCJDC has worked with the county police departments to identify 12 remote booking locations and 6 booking stations that will benefit from acquiring Livescan equipment. Providing booking sites with sufficient equipment allows Hawaii's police departments to process timely arrests. In addition, HCJDC will implement enhancements to the core systems that perform the identification process used to support criminal history research efforts in the state. This project will significantly improve the accuracy and completeness of data in CJIS-Hawaii, the statewide booking information system known as the Green Box, and the Lights Out Transaction Controller used to perform firearm background checks. An electronic filing management system will be purchased to retain documents for criminal history record purposes and for records that support HCJDC's services and operations. Funds will also be used to assist the State Judiciary to continue the migration of its existing Novell Active Directory infrastructure to the Microsoft Active Directory Services (MS-AD) infrastructure.
Indiana ($3,000,000) The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute will use NCHIP FY20 funds to subaward to the Indiana State Police (ISP) for the replacement and enhancement of their most critical criminal history information systems. The project will cover the complete replacement and upgrades to the state's CHRIS server infrastructure. Because most of these servers access criminal justice information in some form, they must be kept-up-to-date to comply with FBI/CJIS security policy. The project includes the transition of ISP hardware and operating systems into a modern and efficient virtual environment, cover costs for implementing the upgrade, and provide maintenance and support.
Kansas ($782,324) The Executive Office of the State of Kansas will sub-award NCHIP FY20 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 14 full-time and four 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 Compact Council meetings and two 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.
Louisiana ($1,099,313) The Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement (LCLE) will subaward NCHIP FY20 funds to the Louisiana Supreme Court (LSC) to improve the completeness, accuracy, and timeliness of criminal disposition and mental health data provided by trial courts to CMIS (case management information system) for reporting to NICS, the Louisiana Computerized Criminal History (LACCH), and for sharing with the Interstate Identification Index. NCHIP funds will be used to focus on courts with dated technology that lack the ability to collect required case data elements in the life span of a criminal case for reporting defendant demographic data, state identification numbers, relationship to victim information for misdemeanor domestic violence cases, and dates of arrest. In mental health cases, capturing an interim disposition of incompetent to stand trial has been problematic. When the trial court lacks critical data fields, CMIS is not able to post the disposition to NICS or LACCH. Court leveraging technology can ensure that critical missing data elements are identified and captured at the time of adjudication. The lack of data can then be communicated to the clerk and district attorneys (DA) for resolution so that complete data can be transmitted to CMIS daily. Combining judicial case management, implementing new court case management systems and implementing electronic data exchanges between the clerk and DA will improve the reporting of information to NICS and the LACCH. Additionally, funds will be used to pay for management and program support personnel, who will perform coordination and monitoring activities, including programmatic and fiscal oversight.
Maryland ($379,350) The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services will use NCHIP FY20 funds to conduct an audit synchronization file and expungement project. The III audit synchronization project is an automated solution to identify discrepancies and synchronize records indexed in the III system with the records indexed within the state repository. Currently, the state compares its data with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) data. The state makes a copy of its criminal history file extract of records indexed in III and the FBI in turn generates a copy of the state's records on a media of the state's choice. The discrepancies between the two sets of information is manually researched and corrected, as necessary, in the state criminal history file or the III, either by the state or by the FBI personnel on behalf of the state. The current process is old with limitations, so an individual must review each of the records and correct the errors. The expungement project will continue to support CJIS expungement staff to process backlogged records and to update RAP Sheet records that have been stagnant in Maryland's suspense file so that CJIS can provide all eligible records to the NICS system in a timely manner. Data will be collected on weekly basis and provided in IT reports via Expungement Tracking System. This project will enable CJIS to effectively address the more than 60,000 court ordered expungements received annually, and will enable CJIS to better serve the public. Additionally, this effort will enable the completion of the court ordered expungements to occur in accordance with the 60-day legal mandate.
Massachusetts ($990,163) The Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) in partnership with the Massachusetts State Police (MSP) State Identification Section (SIS) will use NCHIP FY20 funds to conduct a Livescan replacement and upgrade project in an effort to maintain electronic ten print and palm print submissions and to address the FBI CJIS Security requirements. As part of this project, the EOPSS and MSP Team will conduct an analysis of fingerprint transaction rejections/errors and as part of the training associated with the equipment implementation will conduct additional training to improve the fingerprinting capture techniques to reduce fingerprint transaction rejections/errors.
Michigan ($1,598,925) The Michigan State Police (MSP) will work with Michigan courts and prosecutors to improve the timeliness and accuracy of criminal history information. MSP will use NCHIP FY20 funds for several positions within the Criminal Justice Information Center (CJIC). The booking analyst will work in several capacities with both vendors and law enforcement to establish minimum standards, provide training, and implement programming changes. The criminal history records (CHR) quality control auditor will establish standards and evaluations for agencies that contribute to the CHR system. Two criminal history record liaisons will provide long-term, intensive training and assistance to agencies in some of Michigan's largest cities. The liaisons will work on-site to assist personnel at reporting agencies in developing and applying appropriate procedures for submitting criminal history data and resolving errors. A department technician position will be funded to research and correct pseudo-pointer records and provide second shift coverage to assist fingerprint technicians with resolving problem fingerprint transactions that are queried in the state's Automated Law Enforcement Information Access System (ALIAS). Two fingerprint technicians will reduce daily backlogs and improve accuracy and quality of criminal justice information system information. Funding will also be used to perform necessary re-writes of the ALIAS system; to develop a web-based case tracking system for prosecutors; and to purchase 15 Livescans to assist agencies that either do not own a functioning Livescan system, or whose system is using outdated and unsupported platforms. Mug photo cameras and scanners to accompany the Livescans are also included in the Federal request.
Minnesota ($2,340,000) The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS), through the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) will manage two projects: 1) Criminal History System (CHS) Enhancements: Minnesota recently deployed the new CHS replacement system in 2018. The DPS was awarded NCHIP funds in 2015 to automate criminal history records to make them more readily available and has used NCHIP funds from 2016 through 2019 to build the system. For the NCHIP FY20 award, DPS will add an additional two enhancements that focus on the state's juvenile justice system. Specifically, the project will convert juvenile DWI cases to adult cases since they are filed in adult court, and establish an automated interface for the juvenile charging and documentation process from the courts and prosecutor agencies to the state record repository. These enhancements will help further MN's commitment to complete and accurate criminal history records for use by criminal justice and non-criminal justice partners locally and nationally. 2) Livescan Replacement: BCA will use NCHIP funds to replace 20 Livescan devices which are aged and at the end of their lifespan. BCA will use their state matching requirement to replace an additional ten Livescans for a total of 30 new Livescans. These devices reside in criminal justice agencies throughout the state and are used for capturing criminal bookings, to include correctional intake and offender supervision. The state currently receives 99% of its criminal submission electronically through the use of Livescans. These submissions are subsequently forwarded to the FBI's NGI within hours of the booking event.
Missouri ($1,366,189) The Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) will use NCHIP FY20 funds to administer and manage four projects. MSHP will use NCHIP funds to continue to support the Office of State Courts Administrator's (OSCA) enhancements of the statewide court case management system, Show-Me Courts. OSCA will use funds to hire contractors for the development of the following processes for circuit level criminal cases: 1) analysis and development for enhancements on misdemeanor and felony functionality; 2) continued dashboard development for reporting to justice partners and development of other criminal reports; 3) analysis, development and modernization of functionality that will allow for reporting of felony and misdemeanor charges to MSHP; and 4) online editing of criminal documentation for reporting to law enforcement and other justice agencies. MSHP will also use NCHIP funds to expand the state's AFIS matcher database. Currently, the Missouri AFIS is over capacity on their ten-print records, with 5.47 million ten prints in the database, and overcapacity on palm print records, with over 2.5 million palm prints in the database. MSHP will use NCHIP funds to upgrade Missouri's cardscans, which are used to scan in ten-print and palm print cards. Currently, most of the state's Livescans are enabled to submit a valid palm print NIST packet; however, the state central repository cannot process the palm print format, even if received in the proper format on hard cards. MSHP will also use NCHIP funds to develop two key enhancements to Missouri's Livescan software, which would allow for missing ORI information to be entered in the event the arresting agency turns the individual over to another agency, and requiring the original charge code to be entered into the Livescan when booking on a failure to appear charge. The Livescan software enhancements will provide more complete and accurate criminal history information in state and national record databases.
Montana ($700,000) The Montana Board of Crime Control will use NCHIP FY20 funds to develop NIEM conformant XML files exchanges that will improve the quality and timeliness of CCHv3 data used for NICS firearm and background checks. In addition, data housed in the CCHv3 will be available for misdemeanors that will improve the information available for officers and criminal justice partners to background checks for gun purchases or employment.
Nebraska ($2,205,574) The Nebraska State Patrol will use NCHIP FY20 funds to improve the reporting of dispositions and of persons prohibited from possessing firearms for mental health reasons, and increase the number and quality of records available to the NICS Indices, NGI, and the III systems. To accomplish these objective the NSP will further development of the advanced ad hoc reporting system within the Patrol Criminal History (PCH) to allow authorized users access to needed reports in a timely manner and upgrading the Law Enforcement Message Switch (LEMS) technology. The Applications Developer to conduct these upgrades is integral to the planning, launching, troubleshooting, and ongoing maintenance of these improvements. NSP will use funds to continue with the criminal history records Base and Expansion Projects. This project will be done by four Records Technicians updating historical records in conjunction with The Inquiries Screening project where NSP continues the research of pre-2000 records with missing dispositions. Additionally, NSP will continue the Quality Assurance Improvement Program (QAIP) staff where each of Nebraska's 93 counties are being assessed every two-three years, resulting in more cohesive procedures to increase the timeliness, accuracy, and completeness of criminal history records. NSP will also convert arrest charges based on a Statute Based Coding system to improve the consistency of information reported statewide. This collaborative effort involves the NSP, Administrative Office of the Courts, Nebraska Crime Commission, and local criminal justice agencies. Further, NSP will add a new PCH/JUSTICE Coordinator position that is responsible for the continued development of the interface between the JUSTICE case management system and PCH. Lastly, NSP will use funds to pay for the attendance of NSP management at the SEARCH and Compact Council meetings. These meetings with assure the agency is proactive in education of the latest changes in criminal records systems, federal laws, and compliance regulations and standards.
Nevada ($836,700) The Nevada Department of Public Safety will use NCHIP FY20 funds to support the correlation of FBI records. The NV Records Bureau is assisting the state in proceeding toward becoming a NFF participating state. The Records Bureau staff will need to go through each record individually to compare what is on the state criminal history and make any discrepancy corrections to either the state or the FBI record. This will include record ownership corrections and backfilling missing disposition information where it is found to be missing on the FBI record. Without the appropriate corrections taking place before the Records Bureau becomes an NFF participant, there is certainty that criminal history records won't be returned on certain queries due to inaccurate record ownership as it exists today. These errors would most certainly adversely impact firearm-related background checks and background checks conducted for licensing and employment purposes.
New Hampshire ($560,253) The New Hampshire Department of Justice (NH DOJ) will manage three projects. 1) NICS Software purchase: The NICS software project will create a compliant records management database that will impact the tracking of gun sale volume. The NICS software provides an approval or denial disposition and purges any personal identification in accordance with state law. Additionally, the records management system will maintain and track all cases that have been dispositioned to delay or denial status. The NICS software will allow FFL's to submit their requests electronically to NH's Gun Line at which time the background would be manually processed by NH DOS staff with a return status electronically forwarded back to the FFL's. From the records management system, NH DOS staff will be able to extract information submitted by the FFL's and instantly run all required criminal record queries through NCIC, NICS, III and State databases. 2) NCIC Entry Improvement project: NH currently contracts with a vendor who provides the interface software from New Hampshire CHRI to and from the FBI databases of NCIC, III and the NICS Indices. With an expansion package purchased from this vendor, the vendor will be able to download the NCIC entry files from the FBI and through automation, send the Terminal Agency Coordinators (TACs) a notification to designated email accounts along with sending a message to a NH law enforcement agency requiring validations to be completed. This will allow the agency to view their validations on their State Police Online Telecommunication System (SPOTS) terminal accompanied by a validation code. 3) Livescan Replacement: The NHDOJ will use funds to purchase ten Livescans for state agencies. A review of 2019 fingerprint submissions reveals that 74% of all arrest fingerprints captured were collected electronically from Livescan sites. The addition of ten Livescans with the 2020 NCHIP funds will increase the electronic captures of prints and decrease rejection rates as the quality of prints are immediately assessed and rejected during the collection phase.
New Jersey ($666,616) The New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety will use NCHIP FY20 funds to purchase Livescan machines and printers for the New Jersey State Police (NJSP). NJSP's current Livescan devices were purchased in 2014 or earlier and run on an obsolete operating system. The machines have limited capacity and are slow to process captured data. Funds are being requested to procure 28 Livescan machines with integrated mug photo capture and palm printing capabilities and 28 FBI-certified duplex printers for state police facilities, which provide police coverage and services to multiple local municipalities. These Livescans will be a key component to building accurate state and federal criminal history repositories.
New York ($1,700,000) The NYS, Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), will use NCHIP FY20 funds to administer and manage one project for purchasing Livescans and Livescan equipment. DCJS will purchase new Livescans and upgraded equipment for local agencies. Many of the law enforcement agency (LEA) locations have aging Livescans that need to be replaced. In addition, the software that runs on the equipment is obsolete and needs to be upgraded. As part of the Livescan project, DCJS will accept requests submitted by each law enforcement agency throughout the state that has determined it needs new Livescan equipment and review the submission for approval. Determining the eligibility to receive a new Livescan or upgrade in equipment includes: 1) justification on the basis of geographic, population, traffic, or related factors; and 2) the jurisdiction has established an AFIS and either has implemented or is implementing procedures to ensure that the AFIS is compatible with FBI NGI standards. Tasks for the project include: determine the criteria for LEA eligibility; receive requests for Livescan equipment; approve request; LEA submits receipt to DCJS; ensuring LEA can maintain costs associate with the Livescan equipment after the 12-month period; DCJS reimburses LEA; and documentation of invoice and receipt of purchase.
Ohio ($1,146,872) The Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services will use NCHIP FY20 funds to conduct two projects. 1), OCJS will sub-award funds to the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) to continue the conversion of paper criminal files started with NCHIP FY19 funding, and work with the vendor to convert the remaining 3 million additional criminal records. This will be in addition to 3 million files converted with FY2019 grant funding. This will improve the breadth and accuracy of the criminal history records Ohio provides to NICS, NCIC and III. 2) The OCJS, in order to expedite the background check process, will add an electronic response functionality to the new CCH system in OBIS. The background checks will continue to be based on fingerprint search submissions, as required by the FBI, and all responses will continue to be returned to BCI directly for verification. The new CCH system will require the capture of an email address on all requests. The electronic functionality will produce an encrypted email confirmation with the complete background results, and upon BCI validation of the results, the complete request will be electronically returned to the requester.
Oklahoma ($359,180) The Oklahoma District Attorneys Council (DAC) will use NCHIP FY20 funds to purchase Livescans for the Sheriff's Offices in the following counties: Blaine, Bryan, Caddo, Craig, Haskell, Hughes, McIntosh, Ottawa, Potomac, Roger Mills, Sequoyah, and Washita. A Livescan will also be purchased for the Village Police Department. These devices will allow fingerprint and arrest data to be electronically reported to OSBI, and then forwarded to the FBI for inclusion in the national system. The Oklahoma Department of Corrections will also use funds to purchase six Livescan devices to be placed around the state. These devices will be used to electronically report fingerprints and palm prints to Oklahoma's Sex Offender Registry and to the state repository. Additionally, funds will be used to pay for management and program support personnel, who will perform coordination and monitoring activities, including programmatic and fiscal oversight.
Pennsylvania ($2,182,968) The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) will use NCHIP FY20 funds to conduct three projects: 1) Data Redundancy and Continued Record Submission project: PCCD will use funds to support the procurement of equipment by the PA Office of Administration/Office of Information Technology to subaward funds to identified vendors. The secondary shared network connection will support an active/passive failover configuration that enables the consistent and efficient collection of justice system records at the state and national levels. The secondary connection will provide a critical connectivity building block to enable agencies to build out Disaster Recovery solutions on an application-by-application basis that would otherwise be ineffective in the event of loss of connectivity to the initial connection, the Commonwealth Technology Center (CTC). 2) PATCH upgrade: funds will be used to provide an update to the public facing website, PATCH, to ensure the codes match the current criminal history record. The upgrade will allow web service compatibility with all common internet browsers and be auto configurable to the multitude of mobile devices used to access a person's criminal records. Updating the PATCH website with the proper codes and allowing access with mobile device compatibility, will increase the efficiency of disposition reporting on the commonwealth and federal records systems, including the NICS Indices. 3) DNA Fingerprint Automation: PSP will use funds to hire a vendor to develop a new Type of Transaction (TOT) for the DNA prints and upgrade all Livescans with the new code. In December 2019, new legislation occurred that expanded DNA fingerprint samples to include those individuals convicted of a misdemeanor of the first degree and 15 misdemeanors of the second degree. The PSP estimates an additional 40,000 offenders yearly with qualifying misdemeanors. The automation of these new requirements will increase the number of updated criminal history records in a more efficient manner.
Rhode Island ($719,626) The Rhode Island Department of Public Safety, Public Safety Grant Administration Office (PSGAO) will sub-award NCHIP FY20 funds to the Rhode Island State Police Technical Services Unit to enhance their RILETS Message Switch for the eventual transition to NIEM XML for both FBI CJIS and NLETS transmission and replace the End Point Routers, Core Routers and Firewall. Additionally, PSGAO will sub-award funds to the RI Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Identification to upgrade their Case Management System (CMS) & CCH Systems software and program an interphase between the CMS & CCH Systems. This upgrade will allow for an automated update of the dispositions of charges in the CMS & CCH Systems. Lastly, PSGAO will sub-award funds to the RI Judiciary to perform data entry work to update court dispositions.
South Carolina ($1,842,526) The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) will use NCHIP FY20 funds to continue positions funded under previous NCHIP awards, hire new positions to address identified gaps, contract with an organization to provide a CCH Data Quality Dashboard, and support the South Carolina Judicial Branch (SCJB) to gain more dispositions for submittal to SLED and develop a case repository. Efforts outlined in this award will continue to support enhanced disposition reporting and improve the overall accuracy, quality, timeliness, and immediate accessibility of South Carolina's criminal history and related records. The project will increase the number of dispositions available to the state's criminal history system thereby making them available at the federal level. SLED will also use NCHIP funded personnel to convert paper fingerprint cards to electronically available information. In doing so, information that is not currently available to III and the NICS Indices will be made available through the automation of records. SLED will also use NCHIP funded personnel to educate law enforcement agencies and courts on the NCIC Protection Order File and Wanted Persons File. Additionally, funds will be used to implement the National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact. Funding for information technology staff and contractors will also be provided to ensure access to critical systems.
South Dakota ($400,289) The South Dakota Office of the Attorney General, Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) will use NCHIP FY20 funds to conduct two continuation projects for 1) completing background checks with new workflow areas; and 2) purchasing Livescans. The first project is to allow DCI to continue to fund staff to complete criminal and civil background checks. The DCI will employ two full-time employees (FTE) to continue to be responsible for the increase in backgrounds completed. The two FTEs are responsible for processing civilian fingerprint background checks, processing State Penitentiary entries, assisting with NICS requests and Index submissions, processing criminal arrest fingerprint cards, and reconciling III errors and reports. In addition, the two FTEs will capture data on domestic violence misdemeanor convictions, capture data on persons convicted of abuse of children, the elderly, and the disabled or stalking and domestic violence offenses and submit disposition information to NICS. The second project will fund the purchase of 14 Livescans for designated law enforcement agencies. Currently the 14 agencies are using Livescan equipment that has reached "end of life" and will no longer be supported by the state network to electronically submit criminal arrests to SD DCI. This project will address the NCHIP priority area of updating and automating case outcomes in state and FBI record systems. Providing 14 new Livescans and printers to the law enforcement agencies will improve the criminal history capture procedures at DCI by allowing for more timely and accurate submissions of criminal arrests, making them more accessible to III and NICS Indices.
Tennessee ($4,039,228) The Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration, Office of Criminal Justice Programs will subaward NCHIP FY20 funds to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) to aid in the state's efforts to improve criminal history records. Tennessee's AFIS is the state version of the formerly Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS), now known as the NGI, which is the national fingerprint identification system that is managed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). TBI will use NCHIP FY20 funds to implement a new AFIS with increased security and storage capacity, an upgraded disaster recovery plan, and rap back capability. Enhancing these functionalities will improve the quality and completeness of Tennessee's computerized criminal history records, increase the number of available dispositions from courts and prosecutors, and improve mental health submissions reported to NICS. Funds will be sued to have two staff members attend the NAJIS Conference to explore IT technologies and standards that improve and engineer information sharing throughout the United States.
Utah ($654,336) The Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice (CCJJ) will subaward NCHIP FY20 funds to the Utah Department of Public Safety (DPS) to improve public safety in the state by enhancing the quality, completeness, and accessibility of criminal history record information. NCHIP funds will be used to continue to research and update missing court dispositions to ensure availability through the Utah Criminal History (UCH) system and accessibility at the time of a national background check. The disposition research project builds on the success of the 1989 through 2019 research efforts that have increased the felony disposition reporting rate to over 85 percent. Additional resources are being allocated to this function to ensure that the felony reporting rate remains high. The ongoing research of missing current and historical dispositions is still needed to assure accountability from agencies and overall accuracy of the criminal history data. DPS will also use funds to gain and maintain ownership of Utah's records by becoming a member of the NFF. Personnel will be hired to research Utah records under the control of the FBI and transition legacy records to the NIST format. A flag will be added to the record once research has been completed. Programming of the UCH will be required to facilitate the retention and search of single-print citations and to ensure the state's smooth transition into the NFF program. Funds will also be used to cover travel expenses for monitoring activities and staff to attend a conference or training focused on improving criminal history information, dispositions, and research. The CCJJ program manager will conduct periodic in-person site visits with sub-grantees throughout the lifetime of the grant.
Virginia ($1,679,280) The Virginia State Police (VSP) will use NCHIP FY20 funds to conduct two projects to contribute information to the NICS. 1) VCCH Replacement: the current system has several defects including one major issue in proper validation of criminal court disposition information received electronically from the Supreme Court of VA (SCV), which is causing delays in automatically posting dispositions to the criminal history. The number of defects in the current CCH system is affecting many reporting functions that cause delays and inaccurate records in the state systems that subsequently delay the relevant records submitted to III, NCIC and NICS Indices. The project activities include hiring a vendor to complete two phases: detailed requirements of the new CCH system and detailed design of the system. The VSP will first meet with SEARCH to determine and organize the detailed requirements and detailed designs of the CCH system. The detailed requirements and designs include defining CCH solution configurations and customizations related to workflows, infrastructure, interfaces, data conversion, data quality, and system generated reports. 2) CJIS Division and CCRE assessment: The CCRE is located at VSP and is the sole central repository for criminal history information in VA. CCRE receives criminal history information from law enforcement agencies, courts, VDOC, and VA Probation and Parole in addition to other sources and agencies throughout the Commonwealth. VSP will use NCHIP funds to hire two contractors to assess and enhance the current CCRE, AFIS, Virginia Live-Scan, VCIN, Sex Offender Registry (SOR), and Firearm Transaction Center (FTC) production processes. The contractors will redevelop and or build new processes to meet quality and streamlined requirements and recommendations, and to design and implement new or modified business processes. The two positions to be hired are a Process Improvement Engineer and a Business Process Analyst.
Vermont ($246,880) The Vermont Department of Public Safety will use NCHIP FY20 funds to conduct a series of tasks to improve their ability to report and improve the quality of records at the state and national level. VTDPS will use agency employees on an overtime basis to review a backlog of cases for possible expungement. The overtime will not exceed ten hours per week for the two employees assigned to this project. Under Vermont law, fingerprints taken pursuant to an arrest must be destroyed if the case does not end with a conviction. Frequently the Vermont Crime Information Center (VCIC) receives arrest fingerprints on cases for which no disposition information is received or a non-conviction disposition is received from the courts. Unless the VCIC can link the arrest with a conviction disposition the fingerprints must be destroyed and the case must be expunged from the III. It is, therefore, in the interests of both the VCIC and III to determine whether or not any conviction occurred in these cases and to update record systems accordingly. VTDPS will upgrade the staff computers and purchase/upgrade 11 Livescan devices through this project. VTDPS will continue to use existing staff on an overtime basis not to exceed 14 hours per week to continue their efforts to becoming a NFF state. In this effort the state has started to take control of the records (currently maintained by the FBI) so, they can be updated and full disposition reporting can be made available via III.
Washington ($1,012,226) The Washington State Patrol (WSP) will use NCHIP FY20 funds to support five projects: 1) WSP will research arrests with open dispositions over one year old as they are not disseminated on non-law enforcement inquiries. This limitation creates a gap in reporting and reduces the effectiveness of policies created to prevent ineligible individuals from possessing firearms, obtaining professional licenses or gaining employment in positions they are restricted from holding. 2) WSP will use funds to employ a FTE to coordinate and conduct statewide meetings with all stakeholders from each county, for the purposes of identifying local processes and to improve efficiencies of all stakeholders in an effort to increase the use of control number to enable dispositions to enter the Washington State Identification System. 3) WSP will acquire and deploy Livescan workstations for four local jurisdictions. Additionally, WSP will convert manual and non-automated records to electronic records, ultimately, ensuring that records of all criminal events that start with an arrest are included in the state and federal databases. 4) WSP will pass through funds to Skagit County, the Tukwila Police Department and Spokane County Prosecutors Office to update and automate case outcomes in their records and FBI's Criminal History File through the implementation of improved criminal history record capture procedures. This improved procedure includes providing complete arrest reporting, researching of missing dispositions, provided that the captured data is subsequently included in relevant state and federal files, and timely updates. Additionally, through data analysis focused on the completeness of criminal history records, the capture of data regarding domestic violence misdemeanor convictions, and all NICS prohibiting factors, Skagit County, Tukwila Police Department and Spokane County Prosecutor's Office will ensure that these criteria are included in the process to establish more accurate and effective information quality controls. 5) WSP will pass through funds to the King County Sheriff's Office to reduce the backlog of CPL Pistol and Pistol Transfer Applications. Currently, staff at the Sheriff's Office Record Unit are not able to keep up with the number of requests and reporting requirements, including the processing of pistol transfers and concealed pistol licenses. Budgetary and Human Resource constraints preclude the Records Unit from employing sufficient personnel to accommodate all its obligations without incurring backlogs. Additional funding to support overtime is required to alleviate this problem.
West Virginia ($1,374,733) The West Virginia Division of Justice and Community Services will subaward NCHIP FY20 funds to the WV Supreme Court of Appeals and the WV State Police. Under the WV Supreme Court of Appeals (WVSCA) and the WV State Police (WVSP) sub-awards, the sub-awardees will collaborate and use federal funds to reduce the backlog that has existed related to dispositions. Although the Court and the WVSP have developed processes to prioritize and timely address domestic violence convictions, there is currently a several-year backlog of Court Disposition Reporting forms (CDR or CDRs) awaiting entry into the repository. As of December 2019, there were 39,042 CDRs awaiting entry into the system with a total of 317,886 missing dispositions on these backlogged CDRs. In 2018, the WVSP reported that 30% of criminal history files in the repository are non-automated and, therefore, not immediately accessible for background checks. The backlog is the result of limited staffing at the CIB to process incoming disposition forms submitted by court clerks and additional dispositions provided by personnel who work on this project. Incomplete record information is a primary concern because of the increased utilization of criminal history records for criminal justice, non-criminal justice, and homeland security needs. The connection between the state's repository and the federal systems is established; however, seamless transfers of electronic information from law enforcement, courts, and prosecutors to the CIB are imperative for the future success of the project. Staff of the WVSCA and the WVSP committed to automation being WV's primary priority in 2019. Analysis and planning revealed that there are between 450-600 dispositions in magistrate courts in WV each day, in addition to all felony dispositions, that are adding to the state backlog. Work has begun to automate the disposition process for felony convictions, felony indictments, fugitives from justice, drug convictions, and misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence.
Wisconsin ($500,000) The Wisconsin Department of Justice (WIDOJ) will use NCHIP FY20 funds for a Livescan purchase project. The WIDOJ will use funds to purchase and deploy 20 Livescans to local law enforcement agencies. The Livescans will replace ink and roll fingerprint capture or outdated devices at the designated locations. The purchase and implementation of the Livescans will be prioritized to local jurisdictions based on population, number of submissions, and geographic factors. Another factor used in the decision process is the results of the 2018 criminal history data quality study. The result of the 20 Livescans will ensure criminal history records are complete, accessible and more readily available to the state and national record systems, including the NICS Indices.
Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency
301 S. Ripley Street
P.O. Box 1511
Montgomery, Alabama 3610
Alaska Department of Public Safety
5700 East Tudor Road
Anchorage, Alaska 99507
Arizona Criminal Justice Commission
1110 W. Washington, Suite 230
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
Arkansas Crime Information Center
322 Main Street
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Sheri Wright, Staff Services Manager
State of California, Department of Justice
Sacramento, California 95820
Division of Criminal Justice
Department of Public Safety
700 Kipling Street, Suite 1000
Lakewood, Colorado 80215
Connecticut Office of Policy and Management
450 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, Connecticut 06109
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Department of Safety and Homeland Security
Delaware State Police
PO Box 430
Dover, Delaware 19903
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District of Columbia
Metropolitan Police Department
300 Indiana Avenue, N.W.
Washington DC 20001
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Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Office of Criminal Justice Grants
2331 Phillips Road
Tallahassee, Florida 32308
Georgia Bureau of Investigation
3121 Panthersville Road
Decatur, Georgia 30034
Judiciary of Guam
120 West O'Brien Drive
Hagatna, Guam 96910
Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center
465 South King Street, Room 101
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Bureau of Criminal Identification
Idaho State Police
700 S. Stratford Drive
Meridian, ID 83642
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Federal and State Grant Unit
300 West Adams Street, Suite 200
Chicago, Illinois 60606
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101 W. Washington Street
Suite 1170 East Tower
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
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Iowa Department of Public Safety
Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation
215 East 7th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319
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Office of the Governor
900 SW Jackson Street, Room 304 North
Topeka, Kansas 66612
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& Administration of Criminal Justice
P.O. Box 3133 (602 N 5th St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802)
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Maine Department of Public Safety
Maine State Police
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State House Station 104
Augusta, Maine 04333
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Maryland Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services
300 E. Joppa Road, Suite 1000
Baltimore, Maryland 21286
Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security
Office of Grants and Research
Ten Park Plaza, Suite 3720
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
Sherry RosinATTN: Matt Opsommer
Criminal History Section
Criminal Justice Information Center
Michigan Department of State Police
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Dimondale, Michigan 48821
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Helena, Montana 59620
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Office of Criminal Justice Assistance
State of Nevada
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New Hampshire Department of Justice
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Concord, New Hampshire 03301
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Department of Law & Public Safety
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PO Box 1628
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504
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New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
80 S. Swan Street
Albany, New York 12210
State of North Carolina Department of Public Safety
512 North Salisbury Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27604
Mary Morrell, Grants & Contracts Officer
North Dakota Office of Attorney General
600 East Boulevard Avenue, Dept 125
Finance & Administration Division
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Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services
Policy and Research
1970 West Broad St.
Columbus, Ohio 43218
Oklahoma District Attorneys Council
Federal Grants Division
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Rhode Island Public Safety Grant Administration Office
Department of Public Safety
311 Danielson Pike
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Phone: (401) 764-5794
South Carolina Law Enforcement Division
SLED Grants Administration
P.O. Box 21398
Columbia, South Carolina 29221
South Dakota Office of Attorney General
George S. Mickelson Criminal Justice Center
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Finance and Administration
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Nashville, Tennessee 37243
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Crime Records Service
5805 North Lamar Blvd
Austin, Texas 78752
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Utah State Capitol Complex
Senate Building, Suite E330
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7700 Midlothian Turnpike
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Division of Criminal Investigation
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Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002
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|Improving Criminal History Records in Indian Country, 2004-2006 Describes the achievements of the Tribal Criminal History Records Improvement Program (T-CHRIP), which provides grants to federally recognized tribes to improve data sharing across tribal, state and national criminal records systems.|