President's Message
Dear ASCLD Colleagues,

Believe it or not, we have begun the planning of our 2021 ASCLD Symposium here in my hometown of Boston. Several board members met with our meeting planner, Bibbero Meeting and Events, for a virtual planning meeting last week.

Speaking of virtual, I hope that you all were able to take part in the ASCLD Emerging Issues: Employee Wellness webinar series which was supported by the Forensic Technology Center of Excellence at RTI International. If you missed it, you can still watch them. Take a look at the website:

The ASCLD Leadership Academy typically finishes up the program with an in-person meeting at the ASCLD Symposium. With the current health crisis and cancellation of the symposium, instructors and students adapted and were able to complete both programs virtually on May 28 th . Thank you to our instructors and congratulations to the 55 graduates of the Level 1 program and 34 graduates of the Level 2 program! Many will be taking the exam to become a Certified Forensic Manager through the National Forensic Science Academy next month.

Lastly, I wanted to share with you some important information from the CFSO about the CEBR Grant. The CEBR solicitation is open for 45 days. Applications are due in GMS on 11:59 PM EDT on August 7, 2020. The direct link to the solicitation is: . The “Estimated Aggregate Amounts Available for Each State (Primary Amount)” can be found in Chart 1 of Appendix A in the solicitation. The secondary allocation will be available for distribution among States that have demonstrated that the applicant’s State has enacted “test all” Sexual Assault Kit (SAK) legislation that is in effect before or as of January 1, 2020.   Express requests to receive additional funding under this second allotment are due to before 11:59 PM EDT on July 23, 2020.

Be well,

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ASCLD Forensic Research Committee
The ASCLD Forensic Research Committee is proud to announce the launch of the Validation and Evaluation Repository. The goal of this activity is share information about important Validations and Evaluations with the forensic science community by compiling a list of unique validations and evaluations conducted by forensic labs and universities. The repository will catalog these efforts and provide the contact information of the people responsible for the work. It is ASCLD’s hope that this listing will foster information sharing, promote communication, and minimize unnecessary or redundant repetition of Validations and Evaluations. For more information about this repository or if you would like to add your Validations or Evaluations to this repository please check out

Briggs White recipient for 2020 Kermit Channell is interviewed by ASCLD member and previous Briggs White recipient John Collins in the link below. Please find time to listen to Kermit and his thoughts and insights to leadership and the forensic community. Kermit is the Executive Director of the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory.  

The video can be viewed here .  
Forensic Research Committee Bulletin - March Issue
The goal of the Laboratories and Educators Alliance Program (LEAP) is to facilitate collaborative research between academia and forensic science laboratories. This joint effort between the American Society of Crime Lab Directors (ASCLD) and the Council of Forensic Science Educators (COFSE) identifies forensic science needs and provides a platform for laboratories, researchers, and students to seek projects aligning with their mutual research capabilities. Read more... 
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June 2020 OSAC Standards Bulletin now available, click HERE
FREE 2020 Forensic Symposium: Current Trends in Forensic Toxicology
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ANAB - Upcoming training events
New! ANAB is offering live instructor lead online courses to meet the need for continued learning in light of widespread travel restrictions and the need for social distancing. Each class is offered via WebEx and includes the opportunity for participants to submit questions, as well as interact with the instructor and other participants.

August 3-6, 2020, Live Online
September 15-18, 2020, Washington, D.C.
November 3-6, 2020, Rancho Cordova, CA
July 28-31, 2020, 11 am-5 pm ET, Live Online
August 24-27, 2020, 11 am-5 pm ET, Live Online
October 6-9, 2020, OCME San Francisco, CA
November 16-19, 2020, Tarrant Cty ME Fort Worth, TX
November 17-20, 2020, Washington, D.C.
September 14-17, 2020 (11am-1pm ET), Live Online
December 1-4, 2020 (11am-1pm ET), Live Online
September 14-16, 2020 (2pm-4pm ET), Live Online
November 30-December 2, 2020 (2pm-4pm ET), Live Online

August 4-7, 2020, Live Online
July 20-21, 2020, Live Online

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Donations to ASCLD can now be made online! This is a great way to honor the memory of a forensic colleague, to commemorate a life event for that person who has everything, or to otherwise assist in supporting the tireless efforts of the ASCLD organization in the pursuit of excellence in forensic science management. The donation page can be accessed by clicking HERE or by visiting the ASCLD website and clicking on "Donate to ASCLD" under the "Member Site" tab (this donation page is accessible even to non-members). Please consider donating and do share this information with anyone you think might be interested.
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