STACS DNA delivers the only sample tracking and lab management software designed specifically for forensic DNA labs. Since 2000, we've helped DNA database and casework labs dramatically increase capacity, prevent errors, cut costs, improve data quality and meet accreditation standards, without hiring additional staff.
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DOJ Invests $63 Million in U.S. Crime Labs
More than $63M awarded to 132 states and local jurisdictions to increase laboratory capacity and reduce the number of DNA samples awaiting analysis was announced by The Office of Justice Programs' (OJP) National Institute of Justice (NIJ) on September 9, 2016.
Made available through NIJ's DNA Capacity Enhancement and Backlog Reduction program, the funds may be used to process, record, screen, and analyze DNA evidence. Under this program, eligible applicants are given the opportunity, based on their individual needs, to utilize funding for capacity-building purposes and analysis of DNA samples. All recipients have the option to use the funding to conduct DNA testing on evidence that is submitted to the laboratories - including evidence related to sexual assaults and other violent crimes.
This year, NIJ launched a new program complementing NIJ's DNA Backlog Reduction program and the Bureau of Justice Assistance's Sexual Assault Kit program. The new Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence - Inventory, Tracking, and Reporting program (SAFE-ITR) will award $3.3M in the next few weeks to States, units of local government, and federally recognized Native American and Alaska Native governments for tracking and reporting the status of sexual assault kits.
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STACS-DB can import your Match Detail Reports from CODIS, track your CODIS hits through the confirmation process, and generate notification letters.
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can import all Match Detail Reports with the click of a single button. The individual hit's match information can be populated automatically and users can enter additional details as needed. STACS-DB can flag submissions with a previous hit confirmation run, limiting the work required on your part.
As if that wasn't great enough, STACS-DB can generate notification letters and pull reports regarding your CODIS hit stats. Make the most of your application by adding hit tracking customizations.
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Senate Bill 63 requires all sexual assault examination kits which have not been subjected to testing, be submitted to the Kentucky State Police forensic laboratory by Jan. 1, 2017.
Pennsylvania officials say it will take significant new funding to cut into Allegheny County Crime Lab's 2 1/2-year evidence backlog.
After several sexual assault victims urged the Austin City Council last week to prioritize funding to examine hundreds of untested rape kits, the city's Public Safety Commission passed a recommendation to allocate $7M of the city's budget to test all pending DNA evidence and hire more lab analysts.
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After nearly 30 years, with 54 countries and more than 70 million samples included in DNA databases world-wide, we have been successful in saving taxpayer dollars by solving crimes quickly and preventing new crimes.