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Department of Forensic Sciences

ADFS mentioned in Washington Post article focused on success of DNA grant program
Mar 26, 2019  -  For 15 years, the Justice Department has tried to reduce the backlog of crime scene DNA samples awaiting testing at state and local crime labs. But despite about $1 billion in federal spending to cut the number of untested cases, the number has grown by 85 percent in the past six years, according to a Government Accountability Office report issued Friday.
Gov. Ivey awards grants to Forensic Sciences to battle drugs
Feb 18, 2019  -  Gov. Kay Ivey has amped up the arsenal in the fight against opioids and other illegal or abused drugs through $386,207 in grants to the state Department of Forensic Sciences.
ADFS featured in RSA's Advisor Success Stories
Jan 29, 2019  -  In the latest edition of the Advisor, RSA's Official Newsletter, the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences is featured in the Advisor's Success Stories section. The feature details the past struggles of our agency, the rising demands of forensic services and our turnaround in 2018. To learn more, please download the February edition of the Advisor.
Guidance on CBD Laws in Alabama
Dec 15, 2018  -  Attorney General Steve Marshall joined with the leadership of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, the Office of Prosecution Services, and the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences to draft and distribute public guidance on the current state of Alabama law on the possession, use, sale, or distribution of Cannabidiol, or CBD.