Forensic Science Commission
The Illinois Forensic Science Commission was signed into law in August 2021. The Commission was created to provide guidance to ensure the efficient delivery of forensic services and sound forensic science practice throughout the State of Illinois. The Commission provides a forum for discussions between forensic science stakeholders to improve communication and coordination and to monitor issues impacting the State. The goal of the Commission is to reduce or eliminate factors and inefficiencies that contribute to backlogs and errors, while focusing on education and training, funding, hiring, procurement and other aspects identified by the Commission. The Commission will analyze and evaluate information related to current laws, rules, policies and practices that impact forensic crime laboratories. Additionally, it will identify new policies and approaches, together with changes in science, and technology; and make recommendations for changes to laws that will yield better results in the criminal justice system consistent with the sound practice of forensic science.