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FY2019 DNA Capacity Enhancement for Backlog Reduction (CEBR) Program

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $2,059,373)

The California Department of Justice, Bureau of Forensic Services (BFS) provides forensic testing service for the state of California. The goals for this grant are to reduce our backlog and reduce the overall turnaround time for handling, screening, analyzing, and reviewing forensic biology/DNA samples. Increasing the capacity and efficiency of our DNA programs will be the key elements to achieving these goals. Specifically, BFS proposes to achieve these goals by funding overtime for casework analysis, providing training for casework and Data Bank analysts, and purchasing equipment for casework and Data Bank analysis.

Date Created: September 12, 2019