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Washington State Patrol Sexual Assault Kit (SAK) Forensic DNA Testing Initiative

Award Information

Award #
2018-DN-BX-0223
Location
Congressional District
Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2018
Total funding (to date)
$825,510

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $825,510)

The Washington State Patrol Crime Laboratory Division (WSP CLD) proposes to renovate an existing space adjacent to the current DNA laboratory in the Vancouver Laboratory to create a new DNA analysis lab that specializes in Sexual Assault Kit (SAK) analysis. This space and specialization is needed due to a 2015 SAK DNA testing lab that mandated broader DNA testing, resulting in a 53% increase in DNA requests from 2014 to 2017. The WSP CLD will use the funds to transform the currently empty space into a high throughput DNA analysis laboratory for SAKs. The WSP CLD has offered a 25% match of funds for this project.

CA/NCF

Date Created: September 21, 2018