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Taking the First Steps Toward Backlog Reduction
65 Minutes
This archived webinar, the first in ASCLD’s webinar series, Confronting Crime Laboratory Backlogs: Causes, Solutions, Expectations. This presentation will describe some initial steps Crime Laboratory Managers can take to address the root causes of problems that negatively affect the efficiency and effectiveness of their laboratory operations. This event also covers understanding what backlog is and outlining the steps necessary to define it within your laboratory system, identifying the customer of your laboratory services, developing customer working groups, and establishing business rules to become more efficient and effective. 

This webinar was recorded in its entirety at the time of the live event in order to capture the one on one interaction with the presenter.


Brian Gestring
Director of the Office of Forensic Services for the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services.

This event is funded through a Cooperative Agreement (2011-DN-BX-K564) from the National Institute

of Justice (NIJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), and U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ). The views,

policies, and opinions expressed are those of the authors and contributors and do not necessarily reflect

those of the NIJ, OJP, or USDOJ.