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Puerto Rico DNA Post Conviction Project

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Puerto Rico
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $327,539)

As submitted by the proposer: The Puerto Rico DNA Post Conviction Project is seeking funding to defray the costs associated with post-conviction identification, review and DNA testing in cases where violent felony cases in which actual innocence may be established. This project consists of a partnership between the Institute of Forensic Sciences of Puerto Rico (IFS-PR) and the Puerto Rico Innocence Project. The DNA & Serology Laboratory as well as the CODIS Laboratory in the IFS-PR are fully accredited by the American Society of Crime and Laboratory Director / Laboratory Accreditation Board by ISO 17025 standards and follows the FBI Quality Assurance Standards for casework and databasing laboratories. Its analysts have vast experience and indispensable understanding of all aspects of forensic DNA, body fluids, sexual assaults, touch DNA, mixture interpretations and Y-STRs work being conducted in the scientific and legal communities. ca/ncf

Date Created: September 26, 2016