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What ISN'T eligible for submission under this program?

Cases not currently eligible for submission are any non-persons crime case which contains only touch-type DNA, does not have a known suspect, and isn't a serial or pattern crime, or doesn't involve a career criminal or repeat offender, or doesn't have other evidence which suggests the touch DNA evidence is probative. Should circumstances change in the case (i.e. it becomes part of a series of crimes or you develop a suspect), the case might then meet the minimum criteria for submission and could be submitted at that time.

What IS eligible for submission under this program? 

The required forms (Submission Form and DNA Submission Form) must be submitted with the evidence and be completely filled out - all questions answered.  It should be noted that question 3 on the DNA Submission Form might not need to have any boxes checked when none of those circumstances apply to the case.  A brief (3-5 sentences) case synopsis on the Submission Form is also required.  This case synopsis should briefly describe the circumstances of the case, and how you believe the submitted evidence relates to those circumstances.  The following cases will be accepted as long as the required forms are included:

  • Any case containing any evidence that is not touch DNA (i.e. other body fluids such as saliva or blood).
  • Any case where there is a known suspect and the suspect known DNA is submitted along with the evidence.
  • Any persons crime case.
  • Any case where the evidence is foreign to the scene or victim, touch DNA included (ex: clothing/burglary tools left at the scene). 

A short 13 minute video on how to fill out the submission form is available.

The DNA submission program targets touch-type DNA samples only. When preparing your evidence for submission, ask yourself these four questions:


1. Is my case a property crime with touch-type DNA samples only, AND:
Is a serial or pattern crime series, OR
Involves a career criminal or repeat offender, OR
Other evidence exists (video, eyewitness) that would lead you to believe the touch-type DNA evidence
submitted is probative?


If yes, your case may meet our submission criteria, provided required known and elimination DNA is submitted along with the other evidence. Please describe these circumstances in the brief case synopsis.

2. Does the evidence include touch-type DNA samples only from item(s) that belong to the victim(s), or could have reasonably been handled or touched by the victim?

If yes, a known DNA sample from the victim (elimination sample) must be submitted along with the other evidence.

3. Does the evidence include touch-type DNA samples only from drug evidence in a drug possession case?

If yes, a known DNA sample from the suspect must be submitted along with the other evidence.

4. Does the evidence include touch-type DNA samples only from firearms evidence in a felon in possession of a firearm case?

If yes, a known DNA sample from the suspect must be submitted along with the other evidence.


Evidence submitted for DNA (Biology) analysis must be accompanied by our DNA Submission Form. If the fully completed form does not accompany the evidence at the time of submission, the evidence will not be accepted, and will be returned to the submitting agency. If evidence is not accepted by the JCCL property room, it will be returned along with a Status Letter stating the reason(s) why the evidence could not be accepted. In some cases, additional information or a completed DNA Submission Form may be all that is needed and the evidence can be resubmitted.

Please note that both elimination (victim) reference DNA and suspect reference DNA, whenever known, should always be submitted along with any other evidence. DNA samples collected at the jail of all arrestees are not accessible to the JCCL. An additional known sample must be submitted to us directly in order for us to compare known DNA to case evidence.

Last updated: 10/18/2013 11:42:24 AM