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Prosecuting Cold Cases Using DNA

Overview

The Prosecuting Cold Cases Using DNA program provides funds to: (1) prosecute violent crime cold cases and (2) decrease the number of violent crime cold cases awaiting prosecution. This program is aimed at providing resources for agencies to prosecute cases where a suspect’s DNA has been identified, decreasing the number of unresolved violent crime cold cases.

This program is one of the forensic science programs that moved from the National Institute of Justice to BJA in FY 2020.

View the July 2021 Fact Sheet to learn more about this program. 

See the Forensic Sciences page for additional resources and to learn more about how BJA supports this topical area.

Date Modified: July 26, 2021
Date Created: September 9, 2020