Postconviction Testing of DNA Evidence to Exonerate the Innocent

A new solicitation from the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) seeks proposals for funding to assist in defraying the costs associated with post conviction DNA testing in cases of violent felony offenses in which actual innocence may be demonstrated.

 

Funds may be used to identify and review such postconviction cases and to locate and analyze associated biological evidence.

The deadline for applications under this funding opportunity is April 7.

You can download the solicitation here.

 
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