The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) helps America’s state, local, and tribal jurisdictions reduce and prevent crime, lower recidivism, and promote a fair and safe criminal justice system. BJA provides a wide range of resources through programs and services, including training and technical assistance, to address chronic and emerging criminal justice challenges nationwide. Following are a sampling of BJA resources that are specifically related to forensic science matters:
In the News
Sexual Assault Kit Initiative leads to Arrest of Suspect Hiding in Scotland
A January 12, 2022, press release from the Utah County Attorney’s Office highlights how BJA Sexual Assault Kit Initiative funding played a significant role in testing backlogged kits, leading to the arrest of Nicholas Rossi, a suspect from a 2008 sexual assault case.
- Improving Information Sharing and Training for State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Law Enforcement on Matters of National Security and Homeland Security
- Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence - Inventory, Tracking, and Reporting (SAFE-ITR) Program
- Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program