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FY 2019 DNA Capacity Enhancement and Backlog Reduction (CEBR) Program

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $381,140)

The Maine State Police Crime Laboratory is the state agency that is responsible for analyzing evidence associated with criminal investigations for all state and local law enforcement agencies within the State of Maine. In past years, we have been able to significantly reduce casework backlogs with DNA analysts working under this grant funding. Our proposal is to use the federal funding from the FY19 award to continue casework capacity enhancement of the laboratory by continuing to employ one part-time DNA analyst at 30 hours per week, to continue to employ one full-time Forensic Chemist for screening cases, to purchase additional DNA kits and to purchase probabilistic genotyping software with associated technical support and maintenance.

Date Created: September 12, 2019