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Bureau of Justice Assistance: Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program Competitive Grant Announcement and Webinar

The United States Department of Justice (Department), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking applications to plan and implement comprehensive programs in response to the growing opioid epidemic. This program furthers the Department’s mission by providing resources to support state, local, tribal, and territorial efforts to reduce violent crime and […]

SFPE Selects AAFS Criminalistics Section Chair John Lentini as 2015 Person of the Year

On November 10, 2015, AAFS Criminalistics Section Chair John Lentini was honored by the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) as its 2015 “Person of the Year.” This prestigious award was based on the following nomination, submitted to SFPE by Dr. Craig Beyler: John Lentini has been a motivating force in the reform of the […]

National Commission on Forensic Science (NCFS) Holds Its Sixth Meeting

The National Commission on Forensic Science (NCFS) held its sixth meeting on Thursday, 4/30/15, and Friday, 5/1/15. RECHARTER: The NCFS has been rechartered for another two years and the digital evidence restriction has been lifted. See WORK PRODUCTS APPROVED: The NCFS voted to approve the following: universal accreditation (directive document); inconsistent terminology (views document); and […]

National Commission on Forensic Science Public Comments

The newest round of Draft Documents from the National Commission on Forensic Science is posted on the website.  The documents are available for public comments which are due by May 15, 2015.  You are encouraged to review these DRAFT documents and to submit any comments directly to the Commission.   The links to view the […]

The New York County District Attorney’s Sexual Assault Kit Backlog Elimination Program

In April, District Attorney Vance released a Request for Proposals (RFP) soliciting grant applications for the $35 million initiative. Awards amounting up to $2 million will be granted for up to a two-year period. States, territories, local governments, law enforcement agencies, and public forensic labs may all apply for funding. Applicants will be required to demonstrate a […]