AMSTERDAM, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Three federal grants totaling over $2 million have been awarded to criminal justice programs across the Capital Region programs in forensics research, DNA, and criminal justice.
On Monday, Congressman Paul D. Tonko announced that $2,665,549 in federal funds from the Department of Justice will go to:
- University at Albany: $731,306 for research in forensic science
- State Police: $885,000 for programs improving DNA analysis and database capacity
- State Division of Criminal Justice Services: $1,049,243 for forensic science and medical examiner services
“Advancements in forensic science continue to provide new tools to improve our criminal justice system and make our communities a safer place,” Tonko said. “Investing in this field gives law enforcement more resources to solve crimes and ensure justice for victims and survivors.”