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2019 Oklahoma Forensic Science Improvement Grant - Formula

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $225,720)

In Oklahoma, funds for the FY19 Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program will be used for projects in the forensic science laboratories and medical examiner/coroner offices, including: accreditation and lab certification; continuing education and certification for technicians; holding a state-wide training specific to the issue of opioid overdose felony homicides; and addressing the complexities of lab samples and purchasing more sophisticated equipment to detect the presence of opioids in processed samples. Expected outcomes include: 1) continued accreditation and lab certification; 2) better trained lab technicians; 3) a larger library of opioid reference material and specific equipment; 4) faster and higher quality identification of tested material; and 5) decreased backlogs and turnaround times


Date Created: September 12, 2019