This fact sheet on the Strengthening Medical Examiner-Coroner System Program includes background information, information on program funding and awards, program accomplishments, success stories, and background about the Bureau of Justice Assistance.
This fact sheet on the Strengthening Medical Examiner-Coroner System Program provides background about the creation of the program, stemming from a national shortage of practicing and board-certified forensic pathologists in the medicolegal death investigation (MDI) workforce. Two purpose areas are funded under this program: forensic pathology fellowships, and medical examiner-coroner office accreditation. The fact sheet provides a list of program awards and funding amounts from fiscal year 2017 through 2022, and lists program accomplishments for both purpose areas. It also highlights a success story, featuring Kittitas County Coroner’s Office which was able to invest in a portable x-ray machine, thanks to funding from this award. The fact sheet includes background about the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), its purpose, and contact information.