Special Feature: Forensic Sciences – Training & Technical Assistance
Visit the following federal and federally-supported sites to learn about training opportunities and technical assistance support:
- Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF): Tools & Services for Law Enforcement
- ATF is dedicated to combating violent firearms crime and working with federal, state and local law enforcement in solving those crimes through the use of all forensic disciplines. Training and technical assistance services are available from ATF through:
- Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA): National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC)
- BJA NTTAC connects state, local, and tribal justice agencies in need of assistance with specialized national experts to help address their needs
- Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): Laboratory Services Division
- The FBI Laboratory provides forensic exams, technical support, expert witness testimony, and advanced training to FBI personnel and partners around the globe.
- Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCoE)
- Funded by the National Institute of Justice, FTCoE is committed to improving the practice and strengthening the impact of forensic science through rigorous technology corroboration, evaluation, and adoption; effective knowledge transfer and education; and comprehensive dissemination of best practices and guidelines to agencies dedicated to combating crime. Learn about FTCoE webinars and other training events.
- National Computer Forensics Institute (NCFI)
- NCFI serves to enhance law enforcement efforts to suppress the continually evolving and increasing number of electronic crime cases affecting communities nationwide, as well as improve and strengthen the prosecution and adjudication of those cases. NCFI training courses are offered to state and local law enforcement, prosecutors, and judges.
- National Institute of Justice (NIJ): Events
- NIJ sponsors a variety of training courses, both online and in a classroom, for criminal justice professionals in a variety of fields, including forensic sciences.
- National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C)
- NW3C provides a nationwide support system for law enforcement and regulatory agencies involved in the prevention, investigation and prosecution of economic and high-tech crime. NW3C offers training in computer forensics, cyber and financial crime investigations and intelligence analysis and provides analytical technical support to agencies.
- Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC)
- OVC TTAC serves as a gateway to current training and technical assistance for victim service providers and allied professionals who serve crime victims. OVC TTAC supports several focus areas, including Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner-Sexual Assault Response Teams.
- Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory (RCFL) Program
- Created as a partnership between the FBI and other federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, the RCFL program provides forensic services and expertise to support law enforcement agencies in collecting and examining digital evidence for a wide range of investigations.
- Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) National Training & Technical Assistance (TTA) Program
- With funding from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the SAKI TTA Program, offers expertise and assistance to jurisdictions as they establish widespread, evidence-based, sustainable practices for:
- Collecting and processing forensic evidence,
- Investigating and prosecuting sexual assault cases resulting from evidence from previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits, and
- Supporting survivors of sexual assault.
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