The concept of a national Forensic Science Week was raised during a meeting of forensic leaders in 2013 as a way to recognize and advance quality forensic science.  After that meeting, formal support was initially offered by the MCC and immediately joined by the IACP, ASCIA, MCSA, and the full panel of organizations that compose the CFSO.  From there, a planning guide, website, and numerous blogs and emails were distributed to the community.

Within a few months, National Forensic Science Week was transformed from a simple idea at a meeting to a true national event.  This can only be explained by the importance of forensic science in modern criminal justice and the dedication of forensic professionals across the nation. Quality forensic science and those that provide these services deserve our appreciation and respect.