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Postconviction DNA Testing Assistance Program FY 2013

Award Information

Award #
2013-DY-BX-K404
Location
Awardee County
Dane
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2013
Total funding (to date)
$511,438

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $511,438)

The Wisconsin Innocence Project, a clinical education program at the University of Wisconsin Law School, received Postconviction DNA Testing Assistance Program funding in FY 2009 and 2011. NIJ-initiated outreach efforts led to mailing over 7,000 applications for assistance, and WIP asks for a final round of funding to complete case review, and where appropriate, secure DNA testing. In doing so, WIP will fulfill the goals for its NIJ-funded program which has, to date, resulted in courts vacating the convictions of almost four individuals.
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Date Created: January 29, 2014