How NIJ Spends DNA Funding
NIJ’s mission is to strengthen the science that advances justice. Demand for DNA testing continues to outpace the enhancements labs have made to increase their capacity, and that is why NIJ is committed to a strategic approach that uses research and development to find long-term solutions.
In this new report, we show how NIJ spends DNA-related funds. The spending categories, which are based on the needs of the forensic science community, fall into three main areas:
- Direct funding for police departments and crime laboratories (74%)
- Research, development, testing and evaluation (21%)
- Technical assistance (5%)
Read more in the funding summary report.