Connecticut

Connecticut 

Documenting the Business Processes of NICS Records

The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Improvement Amendments Act (NIAA) requests state estimates of NICS-related records that are available to the federal criminal justice databases (III, NCIC, and the NICS Index).  In an effort to coordinate the contribution of the state's multiple record reporting entities, Connecticut established the NICS Records Improvement Task Force.  In 2011, the Task Force received a NICS Act Record Improvement Program (NARIP) grant that, among other goals, included the creation of current "as is" business process flow charts for each of the seven categories of NICS records.

Of the seven categories of NICS records, there is one category pertaining to warrants and four categories pertaining to dispositions. See the write-ups below for the work done by the Connecticut NICS Records Improvement Task Force.

 NIAA Categories of Records
  For more information about the Connecticut NICS Record Improvement Plan read this summary written by the NICS Records Improvement Task Force.
 Fugitive form Justice (Warrants)
Warrants are the third category of NICS records for which estimates were requested, and, as part of their improvement plan, the Task Force created a summary of the business processes that have an impact on the quality, completeness, and availability of warrant records.
 Felony Convictions (Dispositions)
  Felony convictions are the first category of NICS records for which estimates were requested, and, as part of their improvement plan, the Task Force created a summary of the business processes that have an impact on the quality, completeness, and availability of felony conviction records.
 Unlawful Drug Use Adjudications (Dispositions)
  Unlawful drug use adjudications are the fourth category of NICS records for which estimates were requested, and, as part of their improvement plan, the Task Force created a summary of the business processes that have an impact on the quality, completeness, and availability of unlawful drug use adjudication records.
 Mental Health Adjudications (Dispositions)
  Mental health adjudications are the fifth category of NICS records for which estimates were requested, and, as part of their improvement plan, the Task Force created a summary of the business processes that have an impact on the quality, completeness, and availability of mental health adjudication records. 
 Misdemeanor Crimes of Domestic Violence (Dispositions)
  Misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence are the seventh category of NICS records for which estimates were requested, and, as part of their improvement plan, the Task Force created a summary of the business processes that have an impact on the quality, completeness, and availability of misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence records.