Sexual Assault Kit Reviews

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Riley, Welch, LaPorte & Associates offers contractual DNA technical reviews (in compliance with the FBI’s Quality Assurance Standards (QAS) for Forensic DNA Testing Laboratories) in support of government crime laboratories that have outsourced DNA casework to private fee-for-service laboratories. Staff DNA scientists are available who have significant experience conducting a large number of technical reviews from many of the major private DNA laboratories in the United States.

Significant levels of funding available to the government forensic laboratories for testing large numbers of sexual assault and other types of criminal cases has placed a large burden on them. Many laboratories have outsourced the testing to private laboratories, but private laboratories do not have access to upload eligible DNA profiles to the national DNA database, CODIS. Government laboratories must take ownership of the DNA data prior to upload of profiles through completion of a technical review. These technical reviews are an additional burden on government crime laboratories. Riley Welch LaPorte & Associates Forensic Laboratories is ready to assist in this area.


Jeffrey Nye is a Forensic Biologist with nearly 20 years of experience in the areas of Body Fluid Identification and Forensic DNA. He also has experience in the area of DNA relationship testing and interpretation. He is currently employed full-time as the Biology Program Coordinator and DNA Technical Leader, overseeing biology technical operations for a large state laboratory system.

Jeffrey Nye has extensive knowledge in the biological sciences, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and a Master of Science studying microbial population structure and diversity in soil environments. His forensic experience includes analysis of thousands of biological cases using both serological and forensic DNA procedures, attendance at numerous national professional conferences and publishing in professional peer-reviewed journals.

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