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The Forensic Sciences Foundation Announces Annual Meeting Travel Grant for Students

The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) is pleased to offer up to three (3) Travel Grants this year for students to assist with travel expenses in attending the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Annual Meeting. The FSF Board of Trustees was able to approve the expenses, not to exceed $800 per student, for five (5) students this year, including complimentary meeting registration. This is a wonderful opportunity, and members are encouraged to promote it.

Follow this link for more information - http://www.forensicsciencesfoundation.org/grants/TravelGrant.htm.

Leahy Proposes Landmark Forensics Reform Legislation

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) introduced legislation Tuesday to strengthen and improve the quality of forensic evidence routinely used in the criminal justice system. The legislation is aimed at ensuring that forensic evidence used in criminal cases is of the highest scientific integrity. Before the 111th Congress adjourned, Leahy announced his intention to introduce forensics reform legislation early this year.

Read the January 25, 2011 press release and Senator Leahy's introductionto the bill.

Download the “Criminal Justice And Forensic Science Reform Act Of 2011”