Postconviction DNA Testing Assistance Program Exonerations

The Justice for All Act of 2004 authorized the establishment of the Kirk Bloodsworth Postconviction DNA Testing Grant Program. The program provides funding to states to help defray the costs associated with postconviction DNA testing.[1] States may use funds in cases that involve violent felony offenses (as defined by state law) in which actual innocence might be demonstrated. Funds may be used to review such postconviction cases and to locate and analyze biological evidence associated with these cases.