Crime Laboratory Review Task Force

Monthly Meeting

Wednesday, May 6, 2009
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Santa Clara District Attorney Crime Lab
250 West Hedding Street
San Jose, CA 95110

Directions to Meeting at Santa Clara District Attorney Crime Lab

CONTACT NUMBER: Prior to meeting: (916) 323-7956


The Task Force will consider the following items, although the order of business may be changed without prior notice:

  1. Review and approve April minutes
  2. Update on interview summaries
  3. Presentation on certification - Jennifer Mihalovich
  4. Workload report review and discussion
  5. Education report - further review and discussion
  6. Supplemental Survey Questions - review and discussion
  7. Discussion on recommendations
    • Recruiting and retention
    • Equipment and facilities
  8. Preliminary review and discussion of other report recommendations
    • 2003 California AG Report
    • CCFAJ Report on Forensic Science Evidence
    • National Research Council Report
  9. June meeting topics [Accreditation standards; statewide commission]
  10. Future meeting dates
  11. Public comment


Minutes of Last Meeting

Previous Meetings Notice/Agenda


Documents and Reports

  1. NRC Executive Summary
  2. Recommendations of California Commission on Fair Administration of Justice (3) PDF logo [PDF 168 kb / 2 pg]
  3. Supplemental Survey Question (fillable form) PDF logo [PDF 41 kb / 2 pg]



The California Crime Laboratories Task Force, and any committees thereof, comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act by ensuring that the meeting facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities, and providing that this notice and information given to the members of the Task Force is available to the public in appropriate alternative formats when requested. If you need further assistance, including disability-related modifications or accommodations, you may contact Colleen Higgins at the Department of Justice at (916) 323-7956 or by email at

Questions or requests for additional information prior to the Task Force meeting may be referred to Colleen Higgins at the Department of Justice at (916) 323-7956 or by email at