Crime Laboratory Review Task Force

Monthly Meeting

Thursday, October 7, 2010

ADVISORY: Future meetings suspended until 2011, pending Federal action on issue of forensic science oversight. If you have any questions, please contact Colleen Higgins at 916-323-7956 or by email to:

Minutes of Last Meeting

Previous Meetings Notice/Agenda


Documents and Reports

  1. Task Force Final Report: An Examination of Forensic Science in California - November 2009  PDF logo [PDF 3.72 mb / 190 pg]
  2. 08/06/10 - Dane Gillette (Chair) letter to the Legislature and DOF re: status of Task Force  PDF logo [PDF 129 kb / 3 pg]
  3. 07/28/10 - Joint position letter from CAC, Adam Dutra, President and CACLD, Steven Hayes, President
     PDF logo [PDF 696 kb / 28 pg]
  4. 06/2010 - Barry Fisher (Vice Chair) letter to Dane Gillette (Chair)  PDF logo [PDF 67 kb / 3 pg]
  5. 06/25/10 - Four task force members letter to Dane Gillette (Chair)  PDF logo [PDF 64 kb / 4 pg]
  6. 05/26/10 - Position statement from CAC (California Association of Criminalists)  PDF logo [PDF 106 kb / 2 pg]
  7. 05/19/10 - Position statement from CACLD (California Association of Crime Lab Directors)  PDF logo [PDF 564 kb / 3 pg]
  8. 10-04-10, LAT Article "[Glendale] Police officials say processing DNA samples ..."



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