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Strengthening the Medical Examiner-Coroner System Program

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The Bureau of Justice Assistance's (BJA’s) Strengthening the Medical Examiner-Coroner (ME/C) System Program is designed to increase the supply of forensic pathologists and support the enhancement of medicolegal death investigations services nationwide.

The goals of this program are to:

  1. Increase the supply of qualified forensic pathology practitioners.
  2. Strengthen the quality and consistency of ME/C services.

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 23, 2021
Date Created: September 9, 2020