Code of the District of Columbia

§ 5–1501.02. Establishment of the Department of Forensic Sciences.

(a) There is established as a subordinate agency in the executive branch of the government of the District of Columbia, the Department of Forensic Sciences.

(a-1) Not Funded.

(b) The mission of the Department shall be to provide high-quality, timely, accurate, and reliable forensic science services and public health laboratory services with:

(1) The use of best practices and best available technology;

(2) A focus on the delivery of unbiased science and an emphasis on promoting transparency in operations; and

(2A) Not Funded.

(3) The goal of enhancing public safety and the fair and balanced administration of justice.