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2016 Annual Report: National Institute of Justice Forensic Technology Center of Excellence

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Date Published
December 2016
35 pages
This is the 2016 Annual Report of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCoE), which supports NIJ's research and development programs and provides testing, evaluation, and technology assistance to forensic laboratories and practitioners in the criminal justice community, so as to transition forensic science and technology to practice.
In 2016 , the FTCoE worked with hundreds of stakeholders within government and law enforcement agencies, academia, forensic laboratories, and law and advocacy offices to assist in preventing crime and promoting public safety. This 2016 Annual Report describes FTCoE's key project accomplishments in the following areas: online events, onsite and blended events, technology transitions, success stories, databases, evaluation and guidance documents, special projects, web statistics, and outreach. The report for each of these areas begins with a brief description and overview of the activities in that section, followed by a summary of activities. Hyperlinks are provided for many of the work products and can be obtained from the FTCoE website (http://www.forensiccoe.org).

Date Published: December 1, 2016