ICF International (ICF), with funding from the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), U.S. Department of Justice, is conducting the Study of Familial DNA Searching Policies and Practices. The primary goal of the study is to produce a national portrait of familial DNA searching policies, practices, and legislation to guide states in making informed decisions regarding familial searching.
As a key part of this study, ICF is surveying all state and local CODIS laboratories to learn about key considerations, opinions, and varied practices related to familial DNA searching in the U.S. To help accomplish this, NFSTC is encouraging all Laboratory Directors representing CODIS laboratories to complete a brief online survey. All eligible Laboratory Directors will receive an email in early December with a unique link to complete the survey. To ensure the survey is completed as fully as possible, Laboratory Directors are also encouraged to seek input from and/or complete the survey in coordination with their CODIS Administrator as needed.
For additional information about the survey, please contact the ICF Survey Administrator at ICFResearchTeam@icfi.com.