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Justice Department Boosts Efforts to Solve American Indian and Alaska Native Missing Person and Unidentified Remains Cases

As announced in a November 23, 2021, press release, the Department of Justice is committing $800,000 to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) specifically to increase the program’s capacity to provide outreach, investigative support, and forensic services to cases involving American Indians and Alaska Natives.

The funds are made available from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) through a transfer to the...