Combined DNA Index System

To develop or improve forensic DNA analysis capabilities in State and local crime laboratories.

The Combined DNA Index Systems (CODIS) allows State and local crime laboratories to store and match DNA records.



Agency - Department of Justice

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interest of the United States, ensuring public safety against threats foreign and domestic; providing Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeking just punishment for those guilty of unlawful pursuits; and ensuring fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Website Address

http://www.fbi.gov




Program Accomplishments

As of March 2005, there are 17 State and local laboratories. CODIS is installed in 50 States, FBI, US Army Crime and Laboratory and Puerto Rico.

Uses and Use Restrictions

The CODIS program enables State and local laboratories to establish databases of convicted offenders, unsolved crime scenes, and missing persons.

CODIS allows the forensic laboratories to exchange and compare DNA profiles electronically thereby linking serial violent crimes to each other and to identify suspects by matching DNA from crime scenes to convicted offenders.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

To receive CODIS software and technical assistance, participants must be publicly funded forensic laboratories performing DNA analysis, or private forensic laboratories performing DNA analysis under contract with crime laboratories.

Beneficiary Eligibility

To be eligible for DNA grants, participants must be publicly funded State or local forensic laboratories performing DNA analysis.

Credentials/Documentation

Formal written application from appropriate official of the requesting forensic laboratory to NIJ under the Forensic DNA Laboratory Improvement Program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

Formal written application from appropriate official of the requesting forensic laboratory to NIJ under the Forensic DNA Laboratory Improvement Program.

Award Procedures

Not applicable.

Deadlines

Not applicable.

Authorization

DNA Identification Act of 1994, Public Law 103-322.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not applicable.

Appeals

Not applicable.

Renewals

Not applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

None.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

None.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Not applicable.

Audits

Not applicable.

Records

Not applicable.

Financial Information

Account Identification

15-0200-0-1-751.

Obigations

FY 07 $7,947,000; FY 08 est not available; and FY 09 est not reported.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Not applicable.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

For the CODIS program, contact Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20535. For the DNA grant program, contact Director, National Institute of Justice, Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20531. For information on the FBI's CODIS Program, Forensic Science Systems Unit, Laboratory Division. Contact: John Behun. Telephone: (202) 324-9440.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Acceptable proposals must support development or improvement of forensic DNA analysis capabilities by State and local crime laboratories in a manner which supports the CODIS program.



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