OPM: NCHIP Projects

Connecticut Criminal Justice Data Improvement Programs

National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP)
 

{TOP of page} Current Projects

Recent NCHIP projects (by agency, program title, and program award amount) are as follows:

 

{TOP of page} NCHIP FY95 - Criminal History Records, $638,191

  • Judicial Branch Projects

On-line Booking, $160,716
Provide for the immediate data entry of arrests, by selected police departments, to provide access and make arrest information available to courts for offender processing and to law enforcement agencies for current computerized criminal history (CCH) review. The project will incorporate associated livescan digital image fingerprinting and digital "mug" images.

Juvenile Records Conversion, $118,549
Provide for the conversion of juvenile records to adult records management, in those selected cases being managed as adults, consistent with the Juvenile Justice legislation adopted by the General Assembly in 1995. The juvenile records conversion procedure is developed and being implemented in the juvenile court locations.

  • Department of Public Safety Projects

CCH Flagging Capability Expansion, $23,426
The computerized criminal history (CCH) system will be expanded to provide for flagging or the unique identification of persons who have had fingerprints screened for purposes of employment, special licenses, or permits. Appropriate authorities will be notified when a person who was fingerprinted as an applicant is arrested. The system would flag offenders who are arrested and charged with child, elder, or disabled abuse crimes. The flagging procedure is being developed.

Weapons Permit System Enhancements, $28,000
The weapons permit system will be further developed to provide interface capability to other automated systems, to link the system with computerized criminal history (CCH), and provide access to data files available on the COLLECT. The enhancements will facilitate the processing of applications and verify authority for existing permits. This project is a first step in establishing an instant check weapons permit procedures. The CCH link is being developed.

III Participation Enhancement, $21,500
Records between the State and the FBI through the Interstate Identification Index (III) would be made compatible to provide access to a larger number of databases, including AFIS and mug shot images. A special program is being developed with the FBI to update FBI records upon verification of converted CCH records. This would be a one-time update, with subsequent updates from the new CCH database to be on a production basis utilizing established compatibility protocols.

NIBRS Offender Information, $36,000
Identification of offenders from incident based reporting will be established and supported in NIBRS (National Incident Based Reporting System). Procedures for enhancing the existing Connecticut NIBRS to provide law enforcement agencies with computerized incident based reporting capability with an interface to an expanded NIBRS will be proposed. This will facilitate the identification of persons who are not eligible to obtain weapons permits or have had child, disabled, or elder abuse involvement in a more timely manner than through the arrest notification procedures. The study will evaluate opportunities for arrest/booking relationships and initial data entry for the CCH (computerized criminal history). The study request for proposal is awaiting procurement.

New England Regional AFIS, $200,000
Expand the existing Connecticut AFIS configuration to accept and process additional tenprint and latent fingerprint transactions from other New England states in accordance with mutually developed procedures established by NESPAC, (the New England State Police Administrators' Conference) established under the New England State Police Compact and in consideration of the technical assistance provided by SEARCH, as directed by the U.S. Department of Justice. In addition to three hubs initially proposed of which Connecticut would be one, a network among the hubs in New England is to be established which would enable access by all states to each other state's fingerprint databases. Rhode Island will be part of the Connecticut hub, with its fingerprint data located on the Connecticut AFIS.

Remote AFIS Terminal, Live Scan Capability, $50,000
Remote fingerprint image data input and live-scan capability with seven selected local law enforcement agencies is being established by this project. This initiative would be done in conjunction with on-line booking project to prototype a fully automated arrest (or booking) procedure. In addition, a photo image capability as part of the direct linkage between the CCH (computerized criminal history) and the AFIS would be investigated to enhance timeliness and accuracy in identification of offenders. The livescan fingerprint systems have been purchased and, pursuant to agreements with law enforcement agencies, the systems are being placed in locations with high arrest activity. This project is for the initial placement of the livescan equipment with the Hartford Police Department.

 

{TOP of page} NCHIP-ASAP FY95 - Non-Conviction Records, $215,000

  • Judicial Branch Project

Protective, Restraining, No Contact Order Registry, $200,000
To establish a Protective, Restraining, and No Contact Order Registry for use by the courts and law enforcement agencies. The development of the Registry would involve different Judicial Branch Divisions, the Board of Parole, and other agencies. An assessment study is exploring agency interrelationships and needs prior to implementation; a project plan is being developed with a request for proposal for system implementation. The assessment study and plan are being carried out by the National Center for State Courts.

  • Department of Public Safety Project

Non-Conviction Data Interface for Weapons Permitting, $15,000
To further enhance the interface to obtain non-conviction data for the weapons permitting procedure within the Department of Public Safety (1) by electronically establishing access to arrest data, (2) by electronically establishing access to data on persons found not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect, and (3) by obtaining authorization for and establishing access to data on mentally ill persons confined by the Probate Court.

 

{TOP of page} NCHIP FY96 - Criminal History Records, $975,000

  • Judicial Branch Projects

On-line Booking, $150,000
Provide for the immediate data entry of arrests, by selected police departments, to provide access and make arrest information available to courts for offender processing and to law enforcement agencies for current CCH review. Included is the consideration of associated livescan capability and digital imaging.

Juvenile Records Conversion, $70,000
Provide for the conversion of juvenile records to adult records management, in those selected cases being managed as adults, consistent with the Juvenile Justice legislation adopted by the General Assembly in 1995.

  • Department of Public Safety Projects

NIBRS Offender Information, $300,000
Identification of offenders from incident based reporting will be established in support NIBRS (National Incident Based Reporting System). Procedures and capability to enhance the existing Connecticut NIBRS to provide law enforcement agencies with computerized incident based reporting capability and an interface to offender/person data are being developed. This will facilitate the identification of persons who are not eligible to obtain weapons permits or have had child, disabled, or elder abuse involvement in a more timely manner than through the arrest notification procedures.

New England Regional AFIS, $130,000
Expand the existing Connecticut AFIS configuration to accept and process additional tenprint and latent fingerprint transactions from other New England states in accordance with mutually developed procedures established by NESPAC, (the New England State Police Administrators' Conference) established under the New England State Police Compact. In addition to three hubs initially proposed of which Connecticut would be one, a network among the hubs in New England is to be established which would enable access by all states to each other state's fingerprint databases.

Remote AFIS Terminal, Live Scan Capability, $325,000
Remote fingerprint image data input and live-scan capability with selected local law enforcement agencies would be established by this project to enhance timeliness and accuracy in identification of offenders. This initiative is being done in conjunction with on-line booking project to prototype a fully automated arrest (or booking) procedure with livescan and digital imaging. Six additional livescan units have been been purchased under this project. Required AFIS modifications will be investigated to support livescan and other direct fingerprint processing.

 

{TOP of page} NCHIP FY96 - Criminal History Records, Supplement One, $30,000

  • Office of Policy and Management Project

Domestic Violence Linkage, Phase One, $30,000
A sexual offender registry system assessment examining automated registry accessibility is to be completed. As part of the project, a tabulation of state sexual offender laws vis-a-vis federal sexual offender laws will be prepared to enable the identification of qualifying offenses. The tabulation will be utilized in a table associated with the CCH (computerized criminal history) to develop reports and establish linkages to the sexual offender registry.

 

{TOP of page} NCHIP FY97 - Criminal History Records, $546,000

  • Judicial Branch Projects

On-line Booking, $85,000
Provide on-line booking capabilities, at one additional law enforcement site, for the immediate data entry of adult and juvenile arrests, to courts for offender processing and to law enforcement agencies for current CCH (computerized criminal history) review. Included is the consideration of associated livescan capability, digital imaging, and incident based record management systems.

Protective, Restraining, and No Contact Order Registry, $120,000
To establish a Protective, Restraining, and No Contact Order Registry for use by the courts and law enforcement agencies. The development of the Registry involves all applicable criminal justice agencies. A system design is being completed; this is for further application development.

Judicial Person/CCH File Consistency, $25,000
To establish protocols for a person identifier, in consideration of the State Police identifier associated with the computerized criminal history (CCH) database, to facilitate access to law enforcement records needed by the courts in offender management and sentencing.

  • Department of Public Safety Projects

AFIS/Livescan Link, $200,000 Federal; $250,000 State
To provide the ability to electronically transfer fingerprint images directly from the fingerprint livescan to the AFIS, enabling immediate identifications and the sharing of arrest data nationally.

NIBRS Offender Information, $80,000
Identification of offenders from incident based reporting in medium size law enforcement agencies will be established in support NIBRS (National Incident Based Reporting System). Procedures and capability to enhance the existing Connecticut NIBRS to provide medium size law enforcement agencies with computerized incident based reporting capability and an interface to offender/person data is being developed. This will facilitate the identification of persons who are not eligible to obtain weapons permits or have had child, disabled, or elder abuse involvement in a more timely manner than through the arrest notification procedures.

NICS Interface, $36,000
While Connecticut has a comprehensive permitting program governing the sale and delivery of handguns, additional procedures will be necessary for the sale and delivery of long guns under the requirements of the Brady Law and the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Hunting licensing procedures will be reviewed for possible database relationships that can be responsive to NICS requirements.

 

{TOP of page} NCHIP FY98 - Criminal History Records, $643,777

  • Judicial Branch Projects

On-line Booking, $144,677
Provide for the application development of on-line booking capabilities at additional selected sites, for the immediate data entry of adult and juvenile arrests, to courts for offender processing and to law enforcement agencies for current CCH (computerized criminal history) review. Included is the further consideration of associated livescan capability, digital imaging, and incident based record management systems.

Protective, Restraining, No Contact Order Registry, $129,000
To establish a Restraining, Protective, and No Contact Order Registry for use by the courts and law enforcement agencies. The development of the Registry involves all applicable criminal justice agencies. Funding is to facilitate the completion of the application development and the additional development of auditing procedures to assure accuracy and completeness.

  • Department of Public Safety Projects

NIBRS Offender Information, $88,000
Identification of offenders from incident based reporting in smaller size law enforcement agencies will be established in support NIBRS (National Incident Based Reporting System). Procedures and capability to enhance the existing Connecticut NIBRS to provide smaller size law enforcement agencies with computerized incident based reporting capability and an interface to offender/person data is being developed. This will facilitate the identification of persons who are not eligible to obtain weapons permits or have had child, disabled, or elder abuse involvement in a more timely manner than through the arrest notification procedures.

CCH Flagging Capability Expansion, $158,200
While the number of applicant programs for which background checks are conducted are limited, the number of agencies requesting background checks was not anticipated. Offender notifications need to be properly directed to the agency that is responsible for an employment. A front end system is to be established which will track and monitor the status of timely response to requests and, moreover, notify agencies if a person previously without a criminal history becomes an offender.

Pending CCH Records Verification, $88,900
To ensure state criminal histories are as accurate and complete as possible, pending computerized criminal history (CCH) records that have not been accepted into the CCH due to automated testing and identified errors will be corrected. This initiative will focus and direct and effort on an overtime basis to identify and mismatched or unmatched criminal arrests and dispositions with criminal history files.

NICS Interface, $35,000
Connecticut has a comprehensive permitting program governing the sale and delivery of handguns and the sale and delivery of long guns under the requirements of the Brady Law and the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Connecticut is acting as a "point of contact (POC)" under the NICS program. Hunting licensing procedures with the NICS requirements will be strengthened by establishing a database relationship with the Department of Environmental Protection and the promulgation of revised authorizing procedures for long guns.

 

{TOP of page} NCHIP FY99 - Criminal History Records, $520,000

  • Judicial Branch Projects

Criminal Code Statute File Expansion, $47,400
An expanded statute file that is responsive to user needs and facilitates data integration will be established. The existing statute file, cannot support all disposition reporting, sex offender registry references, and weapons instant check procedures. One file will be developed for all criminal justice agencies and integrated into legacy systems as they are modified or newly established.

Restraining, Protective, No Contact Order Registry, $32,400
Training modules and auditing procedures in support of the developing Restraining, Protective, and No Contact Order Registry is to be developed for use by the courts and law enforcement agencies. The development of the Registry involves all applicable criminal justice agencies. A system design is completed; the application development and implementation is initiated.

  • Department of Public Safety Projects

NICS Interface, $302,100
Weapons permitting automation and integration within the NICS infrastructure is required. Present procedures require access to as many as ten (10) different databases. Newly established procedures to check for persons adjudicated with mental health commitments are to be incorporated into the automated authorizing procedures being developed. Consistent user interfaces are to be established to extensively automate record check functions.

NIBRS Offender Information, $85,100
Identification of offenders from incident based reporting will be established in support NIBRS (National Incident Based Reporting System). Procedures and capability to enhance the existing Connecticut NIBRS to provide law enforcement agencies with computerized incident based reporting capability and an interface to offender/person data is being further developed. NIBRS capability is to be extended to medium to small law enforcement agencies.

Uniform National RAP Sheet, $53,000
A National RAP Sheet interface will be developed in Connecticut, compliant with the recommendations of the Joint Task Force and promulgated Interstate Criminal History Transmission Standards. Connecticut has recently enhanced its RAP sheet format to include more information and is in a better position to relate to the national RAP sheet initiative. State law enforcement and court operations user advice will be considered in the development of the Connecticut national RAP sheet interface. Connecticut criminal history information will be made available to other states under the National RAP Sheet procedures.





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