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FY2017 DNA Capacity Enhancement and Backlog Reduction Program-California Department of Justice

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $1,616,393)

The California Department of Justice, Bureau of Forensic Services (BFS) is requesting funding of $1,616,393 for DNA capacity enhancement and backlog reduction. All work is to be accomplished within the two-year period of the award sought.

Our goals for this grant are to reduce our backlog and reduce the overall turnaround time for handling, screening, analyzing and reviewing forensic biology/DNA samples. Increasing the capacity and efficiency of our DNA programs will be the key elements to achieving these goals.

The CA DOJ BFS proposes to achieve these goals by:

- Funding overtime for casework analysis

- Providing training for casework and Data Bank analysts

•- Purchasing equipment for casework and Data Bank analysis

The CA DOJ BFS expects to complete 330 additional DNA cases using grant funding for overtime by the end of the award period.


Date Created: September 29, 2017