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Postconviction DNA Testing Assistance Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $332,533)

Through this funding, the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority will enter into an interagency agreement with the Cook County State's Attorney's Office (CCSAO) to create the Postconviction DNA Program. Through these resources, the CCSAO will hire one Postconviction DNA Assistant State's Attorney and one Postconviction DNA Specialist to: to 1) review appropriate postconviction cases to identify those in which DNA testing could prove the actual innocence of a person convicted of a violent felony offense(s) as defined by State law; 2) locate biological evidence associated with such postconviction cases; and 3) perform DNA analysis of appropriate biological evidence.

Date Created: August 26, 2013