NamUs team announced as a Service to America Medal Finalist
The National Institute of Justice team that manages NamUs, the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, has been announced as a Service to America Medal finalist in the Justice and Law Enforcement division. The finalists will be recognized at a breakfast on Capitol Hill on May 5, and the winners will be announced in September at a black-tie gala in Washington.
NamUs to attend Missing in Michigan event
Representatives from the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System will be attending the upcoming Missing in Michigan Event hosted by the Michigan State Police at Ford Field in downtown Detroit. The event will be held on Saturday, May 7, from 4-9 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
NamUs used to identify homicide victim after 35 years
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Dixie County Sheriff’s office used NIJ’s National Missing and Unidentifed Persons System (NamUs at NamUs.gov) to solve a 35-year-old unidentified person case. Learn about how DNA testing and information in the NamUs system was used to identify James Norris.
NFSTC receives $12 Million in awards for forensic science initiatives
The National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC) announced today that it received more than $12 million in Fiscal Year 2010 grants and cooperative agreements from the Department of Justice for new and continuing initiatives and programs in forensic science. The funding will expand training, technology assistance and the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) to improve forensic science across the country.
IACP Innovation Award for NamUs
NFSTC has been recognized by the International Association of Chiefs of Police with an Excellence in Technology Award for the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs).