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Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office Laboratory of Forensic Services

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $336,293)

The Laboratory of Forensic Services has the following goals and objectives for the grant:

Goal 1: Reduce/improve the DNA casework turnaround time and increase case output.

Goal 2: Reduce the DNA case backlog.

Goal 3: Increase capacity in the Crime Laboratory's Biology Unit.

Objective A: Fund two DNA analysts responsible for analyzing evidence associated with designated crime cases, profiling samples, and uploading profiles into CODIS.

Objective B: Fund a consultant to help perform the administrative review of DNA cases.

The Sacramento County District Attorney's Office, Laboratory of Forensic Services expects to decrease the continuous backlog of older homicide and sexual assault cases by a minimum of 140 cases by dedicating the two grant-funded DNA analysts to these cases. The consultant will be used to perform administrative reviews, thereby reducing the turnaround time for the release of results.


Date Created: September 29, 2017