There is an extreme shortage of board-certified forensic pathologists in the United States, as underscored in the 2009 report by the National Academies of Sciences on Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States.
This program will address strengthening the Medical Examiner-Coroner system in two project areas: 1.) By increasing the number and quality of board-certified forensic pathologists who choose the forensic pathology sub-specialty, following the completion of an accredited pathology medical residency program. 2. Assisting ME and Coroner offices achieve accreditation through a recognized accreditation body (examples: NAME, IACME).
This program furthers the OJP's goal to increase public safety and improve the fair administration of justice across America through innovative leadership and programs. Compliance with accreditation requirements will assist medical examiner and coroner offices to strengthen the quality of services and data reporting.
Number of Awards: 15
Total Amount Awarded: $1,831,423
Achieving NAME Accreditation in Cobb County, GA: Updating the Policy and Procedure Manual to New Morgue and Case Management System Operations
Alameda County Sheriff's Office Coroner's Bureau Pursuing National Association of Medical Examiners Accreditation
Developing Future Medical Examiners--A NEW Forensic Pathology Fellowship at the Connecticut Office of Chief Medical Examiner
Enhancements to the Medical Examiner''s Office in preparation for accreditation by The National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME)
Maximizing the Potential of the Pathology Fellowship Program at the West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center
- FY 2022 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program – State Solicitation
- FY 2022 National Initiatives - Justice for All: Effective Administration of Criminal Justice Training and Technical Assistance Program
- FY 2022 Intellectual Property Enforcement Program: Protecting Public Health, Safety, and the Economy from Counterfeit Goods and Product Piracy