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2017 Forensic DNA Laboratory Efficiency Improvement and Capacity Enhancement Program (Purpose Area 3: Implementation and Validation of Process Efficiency Projects)

Award Information

Award #
2017-DN-BX-0184
Location
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2017
Total funding (to date)
$750,000

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $750,000)

The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection will use this funding to replace the traditional serological screening of sexual assault cases with a DNA screening method that directly detects Y chromosomal DNA.

Process mapping of the current and proposed methods for processing sexual assault cases indicates that the adoption of Y-screening will reduce the time to screen a sexual assault case by about 1.75 hours per kit. The project will hire and train a grant-funded Foensic Examiner; validate the testing of the Y-screening technique; and implement new operating procedures and testing.

CA/NCA

Date Created: September 29, 2017