The Consortium of Forensic Science Organizations
Formed in 2000, CFSO is an association of six forensic science professional organizations: American Academy of Forensic Sciences; American Society of Crime Lab Directors; International Association for Identification; International Association of Forensic Nurses; National Association of Medical Examiners; and Society of Forensic Toxicologists - American Board of Forensic Toxicology.
These professional organizations together represent more than 21,000 forensic science professionals across the United States.
The mission of the CFSO is to speak with a single forensic science voice in matters of mutual interest to its member organizations, to influence public policy at the national level and to make a compelling case for greater federal funding for public crime laboratories and medical examiner offices. The primary focus of the CFSO is local, state and national policymakers, as well as the United States Congress.
The CFSO was pleased to be invited by the United States Congress House Judiciary Committee to testify about the needs of the State and Local Forensic Science Community on March 28, 2017. The hearing was titled "To examine the state of forensic science in the United States." There were four witnesses: Dr. Victor Weedn, MD, JD, Professor of Forensic Sciences at George Washington University; our Chairman Mr. Matthew Gamette, Lab System Director, Idaho State Police Forensic Services; Dr. David Baldwin, National Security Technologies, LLC and former Director of the Ames Iowa based Midwest Forensic Resource Center; and Ms. Sandra Guerra Thompson for the University of Houston Law Center. You can watch the hearing on the link below and read the testimony.