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West Virginia Electronic Crimes Education and Training Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $200,000)

The Congressionally Recommended Awards Program, authorized by the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects recommended by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-117, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 2010 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY2010 Department of Justice Appropriations Act.

The Glenville State College will increase the capability of law enforcement professionals in rural jurisdictions across West Virginia to effectively recover and process forensic and cyber forensic evidence. They will introduce new and improved technology to preserve forensic evidence. The Glenville State College will increase the supply and retention of improved West Virginia personnel trained in forensic science. They will also increase the cooperation between academia and the private sector in combating crime in West Virginia. The Glenville State College will improve undergraduate forensic science training; develop a criminal justice forensic laboratory; provide electronic crimes education and training, and provide central training in forensic evidence processing.


Date Created: September 7, 2010