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We are a Florida International University program located in Largo, Florida. Founded in 1995, we provide quality forensic services including training, assessment, research and technology assistance to the justice and forensic communities.

Vision

For the forensic science community and its users to have complete confidence in the quality of the science services provided to the justice community as it strives to ensure the public safety.

Mission

We are dedicated to supporting the justice community in ensuring the public safety by assisting the forensic sciences in the achievement of the highest level of quality services.

Services 

Our History

In 1995, members of the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors realized the need for an organization with a focus on elevating the quality and consistency of forensic services in our nation’s crime laboratories. Out of that realization was born the National Forensic Science Technology Center, a nonprofit organization with one staff person, $1,500 and a charge to "do good things" for the industry. Offices for NFSTC were established at St. Petersburg College, in St. Petersburg, Florida. The early years were focused on laying the groundwork for future programs.

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For 23 years, scientists and specialists at NFSTC continued to provide training, support and technology evaluations for agencies and laboratories across the country. In addition, NFSTC developed and delivered services for a variety of Department of Defense customers, private laboratories and corporations.

As of January 1, 2018, NFSTC joined the Florida International University team to expand and strengthen forensic science services provided to present and future customers. In June 2018, NFSTC@FIU was named a component of the Global Forensic and Justice Center, a Preeminent Program of FIU. The Global Forensic and Justice Center will expand collaborative forensic and justice programs, service, technology and research work across the university. We strive to serve all stakeholders with timely, necessary services to improve the practice and quality of forensic science at every level.

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