Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $325,750)
The City of Oakland is the applicant fiscal agent for the proposed project, and the Oakland Police Department is the implementing agency. The goals for this project are: 1) Acquisition of two real-time PCR (DNA quantitation) instruments for the Forensic Biology Unit; 2) maintain continuing education and training for the thirteen Forensic Biology Unit Scientists; 3) DNA typing reagents and supplies for the analysis DNA cases to reduce backlog; and 4) service contracts for two capillary electrophoresis instruments, two real-time PCR instruments and one multi-channel robot.
- Unidentified and Missing Persons Digital and Skeletal Remains Repository
- Forensic Training Program for Healthcare Providers and Advocates
- National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI), Under Purpose Area 3: To Collect DNA Samples From Convicted Offenders Who Are Being Supervised for Their Qualifying Offense