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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Past On-Site Trainings


Missed a DNA Training? Don't worry--we have materials for you! Scroll through the descriptions below for:

  • Presenter bios
  • Presentation materials*
  • Session Recordings
*Presentation materials are made available through the generosity of our speakers. All copyright laws apply.



  • Untested Sexual Assault Kit Training: Investigation, Prosecution, and Victim Response

    Location: Richfield, OH
    March 18, 2014 8:30 AM




  • The CSI Effect: Maximizing the Potential of Forensic DNA

    Location: Phoenix, Arizona
    October 9, 2012 8:00 PM
    Hear from the nation’s leading experts in forensic DNA, including a cold case detective, a retired New York City Homicide investigator, a survivor/advocate, and scientific and public policy experts. We will demystify the function of the CODIS database; review best practices for working cold cases; discuss using DNA in missing persons and trafficking cases; explore crime scene evidence collection and Touch DNA; and discuss innovations in the criminal justice use of DNA such as familial searching and rapid DNA testing.




  • The CSI Effect: Maximizing the Potential of Forensic DNA

    Location: Atlanta, Georgia
    July 9, 2012 8:00 PM
    Hear from the nation’s leading experts in forensic DNA, including a cold case detective, a retired New York City Homicide investigator, a survivor/advocate, and scientific and public policy experts. We will demystify the function of the CODIS database; review best practices for working cold cases; discuss using DNA in missing persons and trafficking cases; explore crime scene evidence collection and Touch DNA; and discuss innovations in the criminal justice use of DNA such as familial searching and rapid DNA testing.





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.