Daily Archives: August 30, 2013

Fattah Announces $1 Million Grant to Relieve DNA Backlog in Philadelphia

DNA Helix1WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02) announced today that the City of Philadelphia will receive more than $1 million from the National Institute of Justice (NIJ)—the research, development and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)—to help reduce DNA backlogs in local law enforcement agencies. Congressman Fattah is Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and related agencies (CJS) which oversees DOJ funding.

Half a million in grants to reduce Baltimore’s DNA processing backlog

dna-profilingThe Baltimore Police Department will get more than $500,000 in federal grants to reduce a significant backlog in processing DNA evidence, according to Maryland’s two U.S. senators.