Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $150,000)
In this grant application the Forensic Services Bureau (FSB) is requesting funds to continue funding a fixed term DNA position to help reduce the backlog. The DNA position was established eight years ago through this grant.
The FSB would like to continue employment of a Forensic Scientist II 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. NCA/NCF