Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $125,000)
The goals of this grant initiative is to identify, review and prioritize previously unanalyzed and unsolved violent crimes where biological evidence exists, that may reasonably be expected to contain DNA. Such evidence will be submitted for DNA testing (or re-testing if previously examined under older technology), with the ultimate goal being the identification and prosecution of the offender.
The anticipated outcomes are that the AGO will 1) reduce the backlog of previously unanalyzed Cold Cases by focusing one hundred percent of the time of three specially-trained agents to this endeavor, thus maximizing the impact of grant funding; 2) provide probative information in the form of timely CODIS hits generated from previously unanalyzed or incomplete analysis of cases, thereby maximizing the likelihood of resolving cases; and 3) implement collaborative programs with funds from this grant initiative that will continue to foster cooperation among all affected agencies and resolve cases through the same mechanisms for years to come. ca/ncf