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Almost $192 Million in Awards Announced to Advance Forensic Science

Principal Deputy Assistance Attorney General Katharine T. Sullivan has announced grant awards totaling almost $192 million to fund crime laboratories, decrease DNA backlogs, support basic and applied forensic research, and help law enforcement identify missing persons. The Bureau of Justice Assistance and the National Institute of Justice will administer the funding.

As stated by Sullivan, "These investments in crime-fighting technology, from DNA analysis to drug toxicology to forensic anthropology, will help identify and convict perpetrators, ensure justice for innocent victims and keep communities safe by deterring future criminal activity.”

View the press release to learn more and for information about the types of activities that will be supported through the awards.

Date Published: October 13, 2020