Welcome to the DNA Resource Center

We are committed to raising awareness about the importance of forensic DNA as a tool to help solve and prevent crime and bring justice to victims.

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For technical assistance regarding forensic DNA and crime victims, email DNAanswers@ncvc.org.

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About the DNA Resource Center

The National Center for Victims of Crime is committed to raising awareness about the importance of forensic DNA as a tool to help solve and prevent crime and bring justice to victims. 


Our DNA Resource Center is a source for training, technical assistance, and information about the use of DNA in the criminal justice system. It aims to help victim service and criminal justice professionals to understand forensic DNA, DNA databases, and the roles of sexual assault nurse examiners helping survivors of DNA exonerations, and how DNA can be used in missing persons cases. The goal of this project is to ensure victim service and allied professionals have accurate and up-to-date information so that they are able to provide informed and sensitive guidance to victims whose cases involve DNA evidence.

Some of the resources in the DNA Resource Center were developed with funding under cooperative agreements 2009-SZ-B9-K010, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice and 2011-TA-AX-K048, awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed herein are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice. 

Some of the resources in the DNA Resource Center were also developed with funding from our partner, Life Technologies.