Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $1,857,667)
The intent of this proposal is to minimize the impact of the increased workload on the DNA casework and database laboratories in the Washing State Patrol Crime Laboratory Division (WSPCLD) to maintain the highest possible quality of Forensic DNA testing while keeping up with advances in the field. This will be achieved by: 1) Maintaining and increasing the capacity of all WSPCLD laboratories; 2) equipping a new DNA section in Vancouver Crime Laboratory specializing in SAK cases to help meet the increase in service demand; 3) maintaining continuing education for casework and database analysts; and 4) reducing the existing backlog of cases by outsourcing lower-priority cases and cases for which WSPCLD lacks the technology to provide service.
- 2022 Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program (FSIA)
- Broward County's Strengthening the Medical Examiner-Coroner System Program: Forensic Pathology Fellowships
- The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Crime Laboratory will implement a multi-faceted approach to increase partnerships to help link firearms-related crimes which might not otherwise be connected.