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Massachusetts Postconviction DNA Testing Assistance Program

Award Information

Award #
2013-DY-BX-K006
Funding Category
Competitive
Location
Awardee County
Suffolk
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2013
Total funding (to date)
$613,205

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $613,205)

The grant application requests funds to: 1) facilitate efficient evaluation of cases with a possibility of DNA testing that is probative of innocence by streamlining defense and prosecution access to underlying lab, police and court documents needed to conduct case review; 2) identify and implement best practices for locating and storing documentary and biological evidence; 3) provide additional staffing for prosecutors and clerks to locate key biological evidence; and 4) perform DNA analysis of appropriate biological evidence.

ca/ncf

Date Created: August 28, 2013