Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $276,300)
This program furthers the Department of Justice's mission by offering an opportunity for States and units of local government with existing crime laboratories that conduct DNA analysis to improve laboratory infrastructure and analysis capacity so that DNA samples can be processed efficiently and cost-effectively. These improvements are critical to preventing future DNA backlogs and to helping the criminal justice system use the full potential of DNA technology.
- Comparative Evaluation of Massively Parallel Sequencing STR kits with the Emphasis on Mixture Deconvolution Utilizing Probabilistic Genotyping.
- Assessing the impact of treatment quality, matching and dosage on juvenile justice outcomes among a statewide sample of youth with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders
- Research and Development Using High-level Quantum Chemistry Calculations for the Creation of a Rapid Field Test for the Identification and Differentiation of Hemp and Marijuana