This Fact Sheet reports the accomplishments, funding, and awards for the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s (BJA’s) DNA Capacity Enhancement for Backlog Reduction (CEBR) Program for fiscal years (FY) 2011-2020.
The overarching goal of the CEBR Program is to increase the capacity of publicly funded forensic DNA and DNA database laboratories to process more DNA samples to help reduce the number of forensic DNA and DNA database samples awaiting analysis and/or compose a backlog of forensic (crime scene) and database DNA samples. CEBR funding supports programs with the following purposes: 1) DNA analyses of database samples collected under applicable legal authority for inclusion in the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS); 2) DNA analyses of forensic case samples for inclusion in the CODIS; and 3) an increase in the capacity of publicly funded forensic DNA and DNA database laboratories. This Fact Sheet reports data on the following CEBR Program achievements: cases completed, crime-scene DNA profiles uploaded to CODIS; database samples completed; database profiles uploaded to CODIS; and CODIS hits from CEBR Program DNA analyses. The number of CEBR awards and total funding are reported for each of the FY years 2011-2020. A graph shows baseline metrics for the calendar year prior to the CEBR awards for 2011-2018. 2 figures, 1 table, a listing of additional resources, and a BJA profile