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Forensic DNA Education for Law Enforcement Decisionmakers


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When considering legislation that would impact state DNA databases:

  • Identify the goals
  • Identify all stakeholders
  • Identify legislative sponsors
  • Convene a working group
  • Encourage and facilitate free discussion of challenges and develop strategies to address any opposition
  • Draft the bill by consensus, incorporating the needs and perspectives of the key stakeholders
  • Draft an implementation plan and stay involved

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