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FY 2018 DNA Capacity Enhancement and Backlog Reduction Program

Award Information

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Funding Category
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $234,912)

The Wyoming State Crime Laboratory (WSCL) is the agency responsible for analyzing biological evidential material associated with criminal investigations for all state and local law enforcement agencies and medical examiners within the State of Wyoming. Wyoming State Statutes §7-19-402 and §7-19-305 designate the WSCL as the agency responsible for conducting DNA analysis on DNA samples collected from all convicted felony offenders and qualifying sex offender registrants in the State of Wyoming. The WSCL is responsible for storing and maintaining the resultant profiles in the Wyoming State DNA Database. The WSCL is facing mounting and continued state budget constraints. Funding from this award will help to alleviate burdens on the DNA unit, as well as assist in giving analysts more time and supplies to work forensic casework and database samples.


Date Created: August 31, 2018