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A Plan for the State of Wisconsin to Improve Forensic Science and Medical Examiner Quality and Services

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $150,711)

The Wisconsin Department of Justice, Crime Laboratory Bureau (WI-DOJ CLB), is applying for the 2016 Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grant to improve the quality and timeliness of forensic science and medical examiner services in Wisconsin. The participating agencies consist of the WI-DOJ CLB, Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office (MCME), Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene (WSLH), and the Kenosha County Department of Human Services-Division of Health Laboratory (KCDHS). All of these agencies will continue to take part in a State plan to improve forensic science and medical examiner services in Wisconsin as a result of this grant opportunity. This will be accomplished by a continued focus on decreasing forensic case turnaround time by increasing laboratory capacity and capability through the use of technology, modern supplies, and enhanced education, training, and proficiencies of forensic analysts and medical examiner personnel in each agency. All agencies have an existing grant agreement in place and continue to successfully work together to improve the quality and timeliness of forensic and medical examiner services in the State of Wisconsin. nca/ncf

Date Created: September 12, 2016