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FY19 Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $729,357)

The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority intends to use funding through the 2019 Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement grant for the consolidated state plan for the forensic science laboratories in Illinois, which is focused on improving the quality, accuracy, and timeliness of forensic science services, the criminal justice system, and citizens of the State of Illinois. Funding will be used to purchase new analytical equipment and/or upgrades for existing analytical equipment; to maintain laboratory accreditation standards by purchasing required external proficiency test; and to provide appropriate internal and external training opportunities to staff that assists with the end goal of improving the timeliness and quality of forensic services offered by the forensic science laboratories in Illinois. These activities will have a positive impact on the labs' abilities to address case backlogs, maintain required accreditation standards, and improve forensic services.


Date Created: September 12, 2019