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Forensic Science Oversight Board

The Forensic Science Oversight Board (FSOB) provides oversight and auditing for Massachusetts' forensic service providers, including state and local crime laboratories.

Established through Chapter 69, Section 9, of the Acts of 2018, the Forensic Science Oversight Board (FSOB) “shall have oversight authority over all commonwealth facilities engaged in forensic services in criminal investigations, and shall provide enhanced, objective and independent auditing and oversight of forensic evidence used in criminal matters, and of the analysis, including the integrity of such forensic analysis performed in state and municipal laboratories.”

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