Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $876,460)
The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) operates as Ohios official crime lab and provides criminal investigative services to local law enforcement agencies. DNA caseloads have increased significantly due to the Ohio Attorney Generals Office Sexual Assault Kit Testing Initiative (SAK Testing Initiative) and Ohio Senate Bill 316 (S.B. 316). The initiative consisted of an open call to law enforcement to send untested sexual assault kits to BCI for testing, while S.B. 316 requires mandatory submission of untested sexual assault kits to a crime laboratory. The Ohio Attorney Generals Office Bureau of Criminal Investigations Laboratory Division is requesting funding to address the costs associated with improving timeliness of DNA forensic services, process capacity, and accreditation compliance.
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