Annual Meeting


May 12-15, 2020

Marriott at City Center

Newport News, VA

Registration is now open!

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ABC Help Request

The American Board of Criminalistics (ABC) is currently soliciting interest for joining the Recertification Committee. You must be currently ABC certified and in good standing, and at minimum, have submitted Recertification Paperwork in 2019 for Reporting Year 2018. You can earn one recertification point for each year of service on the committee. Please send emails of interest to Amy Winters, Recertification Committee Co-Chair at by January 30th.


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Mission Statement

The mission of MAAFS is to encourage the exchange and dissemination of ideas and information within the fields of recognized forensic sciences through improving contacts between persons and laboratories engaged in the forensic sciences; to stimulate research and the development of new and/or improved techniques; and, to promote high standards of performance and facilitate professional acknowledgment of persons working in recognized forensic science disciplines.

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