Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $137,241)
The Wisconsin Department of Justice, Crime Laboratory Bureau (WI-DOJ CLB), is applying for the 2015 Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grant to improve the quality and timeliness of forensic science and medical examiner services in Wisconsin. The participating agencies consist of WI-D OJ CLB, Milwaukee County medical Examiner's Office (MCME), Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene (WSLH), and the Kenosha County Department of Human Services-Division of Health Laboratory (KCDHS). All of these agencies will continue to take part in a state plan to improve forensic science and medical examiner services in Wisconsin as a result of this grant opportunity. This will be accomplished by continuing to decrease forensic case turnaround time by increasing capacity through the use of technology, modern equipment and enhancing the education, training and proficiency of forensic analysts and medical examiner personnel in each agency. All agencies have an existing grant agreement in place and continue to successfully work together to improve the quality and timeliness of forensic and medical examiner services in the State of Wisconsin. nca/ncf
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