Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $52,500)
This program furthers the U.S. Department of Justice's mission by offering an opportunity for States with existing crime laboratories that conduct DNA analysis of convicted offender DNA samples to reduce their backlog of convicted offender DNA samples through in-house analysis and data review. These activities are critical to accelerating the analysis of convicted offender samples collected by States, in order to provide CODIS-compatible data for all 13 CODIS core STR loci for State and national DNA databases, so that law enforcement is provided with crucial investigative information in a timely manner.
- Quantifying the accuracy of low-quality DNA sample analysis from genotyping to genealogical searching and integration as a bioinformatic pipeline
- Phased Evaluation of an OVC-Funded National Resource Center: Assessing VictimConnect’s Implementation and Outcomes for the Victim Service Field
- Embedding Social Work into a Police Department in the South: Understanding the Impact and Cultural Shift of Implementing a Problem-Oriented, Collaborative Policing Model