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FY 2018 DNA Capacity Enhancement and Backlog Reduction Program

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $291,569)

The Northeastern Illinois Regional Crime Laboratory (NIRCL) is a designated unit of local government that has been in existence since 1968 and has been performing DNA analysis since 1998.

NIRCL is responsible for analyzing evidential material associated with criminal investigations for the majority of local agencies in Lake County, IL as well as in Cook, Will and McHenry counties in Illinois.

NIRCL’s goal is to provide the highest quality DNA analysis with the best turnaround time possible.

Funding from this grant is imperative for the operation of the DNA section and will address the following goals: decrease the backlog by reducing the turn-around time of DNA analysis, purchase supplies and small equipment to maintain case flow and improve productivity and to provide required education for DNA analysts to stay abreast of current trends and technologies.


Date Created: September 5, 2018