Sexual Assault Grant Deadline Approaching

The Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence - Inventory, Tracking, and Reporting Program (SAFE-ITR) — offered through the NIJ — will fund states, units of local government, and tribal governments to implement the evidence management program to inventory, track, and report untested and unsubmitted sexual assault kits (SAKs).


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From the time an evidence SAK is collected to the time it leaves the laboratory and the case receives final disposition in court, the status and location of the SAK will be known. This program furthers the Department of Justice's mission to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior, and to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Applications are due April 28, 2017. You can

learn more here.

 

 
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Court Case Update

FINGERPRINT EVIDENCE went through a nearly three-year ordeal in the New Hampshire court system, but eventually emerged unscathed. On April 4, 2008, the New Hampshire Supreme Court unanimously reversed the decision of a lower court to exclude expert testimony regarding fingerprint evidence in the case of The State of New Hampshire v. Richard Langill. The case has been remanded back to the Rockingham County Superior Court.

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