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.

DNA Answers

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

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DNA Resource Center


The goal of the DNA Resource Center of the National Center for Victims of Crime 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. Learn More.

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  • DNA Resources

    Visit our DNA Resources page for reports, awareness materials, and helpful links on forensic DNA.

    See the Resources Page

  • DNA Quiz

    Can you separate fact from fiction? Test your knowledge of forensic DNA.

    Take the Quiz

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    See answers to Frequently Asked Questions for victim service providers about forensic DNA.

    See the FAQ

  • Profiles in DNA

    Read interviews with survivors, innovative programs, and dedicated individuals working to secure justice for victims through their use of forensic DNA.

    Read the Profiles

  • National Victim Advocates Applaud Passage of Important Sexual Assault Evidence Bill in Ohio

    December 18, 2014

    National victim advocacy groups belonging to the Rape Kit Action Project (RKAP) applaud today’s passage of Ohio Senate Bill 316, a bill that will provide justice for countless victims of sexual assault and create safer communities.

    Read More

  • President Obama Signs Bill Significantly Increasing Funding to Support Crime Victims

    December 17, 2014

    A recently passed spending bill releases $2.36 billion from VOCA, almost quadruple the amount of funding released last year

    Read More


DNA in the News


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.