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FY 2018 DNA Capacity Enhancement and Backlog Reduction Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $913,153)

The goal of this proposal is to present a plan that will improve the DNA case turnaround time, reduce the DNA backlog and enhance the DNA analysis capacity of the Indiana State Police Laboratories.
The objective is to use a multifaceted approach to achieve these goals. The Indiana State Police (ISP) is facing budgetary constraints. State funds for positions, overtime, equipment, supplies, training, and contracts is non-existent or very limited. This has placed a burden on the Laboratory Division to maintain operations. The federal funding from this award will help to alleviate this burden, as well as assist in giving analysis more time and supplies to work forensic casework. This award will be specifically used for the following goals:

1. Reduce the backlog and turnaround time of forensic biology cases.
2. Increase the analytical capabilities of the ISP casework laboratories.
3. Maintain continuing education for all analysts in the lab.
4. Ensure compliance with national standards.


Date Created: September 5, 2018