Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $150,000)
The Forensic Services Bureau (FSB) is requesting funds to continue funding a fixed term DNA position and to help reduce the backlog. The DNA position was established seven years ago through this grant.
The FSB will continue employment of a Forensic Scientist III in the DNA section. This individual 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 laboratorys goals are 1) To reduce the number of pending cases by sixty cases per year. This will result in an additional 20 to 30 DNA profiles being entered into CODIS each year with an anticipated result of four to eight CODIS hits per year.