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NIJ FY 07 Solving Cold Cases with DNA

Opportunity ID
2007-NIJ-1601
Solicitation Status
Closed
Fiscal Year
2007
Closing Date
Posting Date
Description
With this solicitation, NIJ is seeking proposals to search, evaluate, select, and conduct DNA analysis on violent crime “cold cases” (i.e., old, unsolved cases) that have the potential to be solved through DNA testing. Experience has shown that such cold case review programs can solve a substantial number of homicides and rapes. Recent advances have improved the ability of analysts to successfully use DNA from biological evidence that is old, of poor quality, or limited in quantity. These scientific advances, in addition to the availability of searchable convicted offender databases, has increased the likelihood of solving cases previously thought to be unsolvable.

Awards

Number of Awards: 15
Total Amount Awarded: $6,398,538

Date Created: March 29, 2007