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Forensic Science Training Development and Delivery Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $5,994,631)

RTI International (RTI) and its FEPAC-accredited partners, the University of North Texas Health Science Center Department of Forensic and Investigative Genetics and the Center for Human Identification (UNT), Duquesne University Center for Forensic Science and Law (Duquesne), and Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Forensic Science (VCU), propose to bring an array of capabilities and resources in operating as the Center of Excellence. The applicants believe that such an opportunity will allow them to) serve as a trusted partner for the criminal justice community and for NIJ, 2) raise the level of functioning of forensic science, 3) quickly identify the changing needs and capabilities of the criminal justice community with respect to the forensic sciences, 4) bridge the disconnect between criminal justice practitioners and the available technology, and 5) prevent unproven technologies from being used in the field and presented in court.

Grant-Funded Events

Date Created: September 19, 2011