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Pinellas County's CEBR Allocation

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $260,324)

The Pinellas County Forensic Laboratory (PCFL) performs DNA analyses of evidentiary materials for the law enforcement agencies operating in Pinellas County, Florida and for the District Six Medical Examiner which serves Pinellas and Pasco counites. DNA analysis request are accepted for both violent and non-violent crimes. Multiple years of increasing DNA submissions has resulted in an average turnaround time greater than 30 days. In order to increase analytical casework capacity and decrease average turnaround time, PCFL will use 2023 DNA CEBR funds to 1) continue to fund 1.5 DNA analysts (Currently funded on the 2022 DNA CEBR) to perform casework activities including analysis, reporting, technical reviews, and testimony; 2) fund DNA test kits (Extraction Quantitation, Amplification) for the funded analysts to perform analyses; and 3) acquire annual maintenance agreements for probabilistic genotyping software (STRmix).

Date Created: September 8, 2023