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BJA FY 2023 Competitive DNA Capacity Enhancement for Backlog Reduction (CEBR) Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $561,678)

The Bureau of Justice Assistance FY2023 DNA Capacity Enhancement for Backlog Reduction Program is intended to provide funding to states and local government that conduct DNA analysis to help increase the capacity of laboratories to process CODIS eligible crime scene samples and to help increase laboratory efficiency for processing CODIS eligible crime scene samples through the use of DNA technology. The Biological Sciences Section within the Suffolk County Crime Laboratory (SCCL) intends to complete/address this task by purchasing and upgrading to a new Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) to replace our current, antiquated LIMS.  Installation of a new LIMS will enable the SCCL to track DNA evidence from submission through processing and obtain quantitative reports of the productivity of each DNA analyst and of the operation of the Biological Sciences Section. In combination, the greater DNA analysis capacity and improved sample tracking system will increase DNA processing efficiency of CODIS eligible samples that will be entered into the CODIS DNA databases.

Date Created: September 8, 2023