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  • What is CODIS?
    CODIS, which stands for Combined DNA Index System, is managed by the CODIS Unit of the Federal Burea... Read More
    Last Updated: April 28, 2017

  • How is DNA analyzed and used?
    DNA has been used for forensic examinations since the late 1980s, with DNA testing advancing signifi... Read More
    Last Updated: March 25, 2014

  • Where can I find information on criminal justice careers?
    Information on criminal justice careers can be found on the Occupational Outlook Handbook section of... Read More
    Last Updated: June 21, 2013

  • Where can I learn about the history of the juvenile justice system in America?
    Information about the history of juvenile justice in the U.S. is available in the following Office o... Read More
    Last Updated: April 28, 2017

  • Can you recommend a private forensic laboratory?
    NCJRS and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) do not provide endorsements or recommendations for... Read More
    Last Updated: June 20, 2013

  • Where can I learn about funding through the Postconviction Testing Grant Program?
    The Justice for All Act of 2004 authorized funds for the Kirk Bloodsworth Postconviction DNA Testing... Read More
    Last Updated: March 23, 2010

  • How long does it take to complete the trainings on the DNA Initiative website?
    An average or typical time to complete any one of National Institute of Justice (NIJ) DNA online cou... Read More
    Last Updated: March 25, 2016

  • Where can I view budget information for Department of Justice agencies?
    Department of Justice budget information, including a breakdown by agency, can be located on the Dep... Read More
    Last Updated: April 28, 2017

  • Can I obtain permission to use DNA Initiative trainings and training materials in my jurisdiction?
    The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) DNA online courses are available to provide criminal justice... Read More
    Last Updated: March 25, 2016

  • Where can I find criminal justice employment opportunities within the Federal government?
    Criminal justice employment opportunities within the Federal Government can be found on the Office o... Read More
    Last Updated: June 21, 2013

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