The goal of the Improving Forensic DNA Policy Project is to help states ensure that they are using DNA to its full extent as a tool to promote public safety. The project assists governors and other state policymakers in developing strategies to improve the use of and funding for forensic DNA. The project focuses on many areas of DNA policy including training, coping with increasing demand, developing alternative funding sources, and finding cost savings.

Through the project, state policymakers have the opportunity to work with peers from other states and a national faculty of researchers, representatives from NIJ, and other experts to identify solutions to these challenges.