ADVANCING JUSTICE THROUGH DNA TECHNOLOGY: FUNDING

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FUNDING

The President’s DNA Initiative, Advancing Justice Through DNA Technology, calls for $232.6 million in federal funding for FY 2004. This includes $100.7 million in new funding.  In addition, as part of the $232.6 million, the Justice Department is targeting $13.5 million in FY 2004 funding from existing programs within the Office of Justice Programs to support the DNA Initiative.* 

Element of the Initiative

2004 Budget Request
(millions of dollars)

USING DNA TO SOLVE CRIMES

 

Eliminating Backlogs

$92.9

 State Casework Backlogs

$76.0

State Convicted Offender Backlogs

$15.0

Funding the Federal Convicted Offender Program

$1.9

   

Strengthening Crime Lab Capacity

$90.4

Increasing the Analysis Capacity of Public Crime Labs

$60.0

Funding FBI Forensic Analysis Programs

$20.5

Funding the Combined DNA Index System

$9.9

   

Stimulating Research and Development

$24.8

Improving DNA Technology

$10.0

FBI Research and Development

$9.8

DNA Demonstration Projects

$4.5

The National Forensic Science Commission

$0.5

   

Training the Criminal Justice Community

$17.5

Law Enforcement

 $3.5

Prosecutors, Defense Attorneys, and Judges

$2.5

Probation & Parole Officers, Corrections Personnel

$1.0

Forensic Scientists

$3.0

Medical Personnel

$5.0

Victim Service Providers

$2.5

   

USING DNA TO PROTECT THE INNOCENT

$5.0

   

USING DNA TO IDENTIFY MISSING PERSONS

$2.0

   

TOTAL FUNDING

$232.6

 
 

*  These funds must be used in accordance with the applicable programs’ authorizing statutes.

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