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NIJ FY 14 Postconviction Testing of DNA Evidence to Exonerate the Innocent

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​NIJ is seeking proposals for funds to help defray the costs associated with postconviction DNA testing in cases of violent felony offenses where actual innocence might be demonstrated. Specifically, funding may be used to review postconviction cases of violent felony offenses (as defined by State law), and to locate and analyze biological evidence samples associated with these cases. Where a strong justification is provided, a small percentage of federal award funds (not to exceed 15 percent) may be allowed for permissible case identification activities.


Number of Awards: 5
Total Amount Awarded: $3,593,453

Date Created: March 13, 2014