Grants for Criminal Justice – Improving the Justice System in the Country

In order to maintain high standards in the criminal justice system, it is important to keep them modernized. Justice system is an integral part in any society. That is why, the federal government is making efforts to enhance and improve further the justice system all over the States. The US Department of Justice and its offices are the ones giving grants for the criminal justice system improvement. The grants offered by the US DOJ may come in monetary form or technological grants.

Forensic DNA Backlog Reduction Program

The Office of the Justice Program or the OJP, together with the National Institute of Justice or NIJ manages and sponsors the Forensic DNA Backlog Reduction Program. This program will enable the states as well as the local government units in reducing the turnaround time of forensic DNA sample as well as reducing the backlogs of the casework for DNA forensic. The States as well as the local government units are eligible to this grant. If they are accepted, they have to utilize the funds in conducting analysis of DNA as well as the screening and analyzing of the backlogged forensic DNA samples. Visit www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/ for more details or call (202) 307 – 2942.

National Institute of Justice
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531

Post – conviction DNA Testing Assistance Program

The Post – Conviction DNA Testing assistance is a program sponsored and administered by the U.S. Department of Justice or the DOJ together with the Office of Justice Programs or the OJP and the National Institute of Justice or the NIJ. This program is created to give assistance in the form of funding that will help the criminal justice system in terms of the cost of technology needed to conduct DNA analyses and testing. This program is aimed to clear the expenses that are associated with the post – conviction DNA testing of the following crimes: murder, forcible rape, and non-negligent manslaughter. The funding from this grant program can be utilized in reviewing the cases stated above, locating and analyzing the biological evidence as well as financing the supplies needed for the DNA testing. Aside from that, the funds can also be used for paying computer equipments, overtime pay and so on. For further details, contact the DOJ at (202) 514 – 2000 or visit www.justice.gov.

U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001

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