Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $203,919)
The Forensic Casework DNA Backlog Reduction Program provides formula funding to State and units of local government with existing crime laboratories that conduct DNA analysis. The funds are to be used to analyze backlogged forensic DNA casework samples from forcible rape and murder/non-negligent manslaughter, whether in government-owned accredited laboratories or through accredited fee-for-service vendors.
- NIJ co-sponsorship of the Center for Advanced Research in Forensic Science (CARFS)
- Interagency Agreement to Support Graduate Research Internships in Forensic Science and Criminal Justice Contexts (NSF-NIJ INTERN)
- Enhanced Ignitable Liquid and Substrate Database Functionality for Improved Casework and Research.