NIJ Report Outlines DNA and Forensics Investments in 2014

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Dec 07, 2015, 10:56 ET from The Office of Justice Programs

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Institute of Justice (NIJ), the scientific research agency of the U.S. Department of Justice, today released Fiscal Year 2014 Funding for DNA Analysis, Capacity Enhancement and Other Forensic Activities.

In fiscal year 2014, NIJ received $117 million in appropriations to assist state and local crime laboratories with DNA analysis, lab capacity enhancement, and other forensic research, development, training and technical assistance.  This report documents how the funding was awarded and describes how the funds further NIJ's mission to improve the quality and practice of forensic science.          

TITLE: Fiscal Year 2014 Funding for DNA Analysis, Capacity Enhancement and Other Forensic Activities

PUBLISHER:  National Institute of Justice

AUTHORS: Gerald Laporte, Heather Waltke, and Charles Heurich  

WHERE: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/249146.pdf.

The Office of Justice Programs (OJP), headed by Assistant Attorney General Karol V. Mason, provides federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice and assist victims. OJP has six components: the Bureau of Justice Assistance; the Bureau of Justice Statistics; the National Institute of Justice; the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; the Office for Victims of Crime and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering and Tracking. More information about OJP can be found at www.ojp.gov.               

 

SOURCE The Office of Justice Programs



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