Justice Department Announces New Accreditation Policies to Advance Forensic Science

“Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates announced today [in this press release] that the Justice Department will, within the next five years, require department-run forensic labs to obtain and maintain accreditation and require all department prosecutors to use accredited labs to process forensic evidence when practicable. Additionally, the department has decided to use its grant funding mechanisms to encourage other labs around the country to pursue accreditation.”

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