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Capacity Enhancement and Backlog Reduction for Ventura County

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $250,000)

In this grant application the Forensic Services Bureau (FSB) is requesting funds to continue funding two fixed term DNA position to help reduce the backlog.   The two DNA positions were established thirteen years and three years ago.

The FSB would like to continue employment of a Forensic Scientist II and Forensic Scientist Trainee in the DNA section.  These individuals will help screen evidence and conduct DNA analysis.

The overall objective of this grant is to improve DNA analysis capacity and to reduce the number of backlogged DNA cases.  The laboratory’s goals are 1) To reduce the number of pending cases by 110 cases per year.  This will result in an additional thirty to forty DNA profiles being entered into CODIS each year with an anticipated result of fourteen to twenty CODIS hits per year.

Date Created: September 11, 2023