Highlights

Get the latest information on criminal justice standards with a new online portal for law enforcement and corrections communities. The NIJ-ASTM Standards Portal will make it easier to access NIJ standards and test methods, compare them to previous versions, and annotate documents online.

Learn more about the portal.

Research has improved forensic DNA testing and our understanding of sexual assault kits. A new flier explains what we know and don’t yet know based on research to date. With continued investment, we can identify practices to improve investigation, testing and prosecution in sexual assault cases.

Read Five Things About Sexual Assault Kits.

Identifying Firearms Evidence

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How does the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN) a target="_blank"ssist in criminal investigations? Dr. Bill King and ATF Special Agent John Risenhoover discuss how NIBIN has been used by agencies to identify firearms evidence from crime scenes and how it could be more effective.

Watch the seminar.

Apply for School Safety Funding

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Applications for funding under NIJ’s Comprehensive School Safety Initiative are due June 12, 2015. Research will develop, support, and evaluate a wide range of school and student safety programs and strategies tested in selected school districts.

See the solicitation.