Our Commitment to Transparency
We, the founders of Coast to Coast Genetic Genealogy are committed to organizational transparency in order to advance the field of genetic genealogy as a means to solve violent crimes and resolve cold cases. As our organization grows we will continue to add our organizational policies to this section of our website. Please continue to check back for updates.
We are a woman-owned and operated business that supports women’s reproductive rights. As such, we commit to never accepting a case of fetal or preterm infant remains. Additionally, when accepting the cases of infant remains, we will strive to verify a crime has occurred which resulted in the child’s death.
As individuals and as a company, we hope to see other IGG organizations adopt these same policies to ensure women who suffer from miscarriage are never identified by means of genetic genealogy.
We recognize that our organization is a contracted company assisting to solve cases managed by law enforcement. As such, it is our commitment to ensure data we are given access to as contracted workers is owned and managed by the department consulting us for casework.
Data provided to us by the agency, including but not limited to GEDmatch and FamilyTreeDNA kits, sequenced DNA data and related reports, etc. will always be provided to the department managing the case at the request of the department.
Coast to Coast Genetic Genealogy Services (CCGG) is a company comprised of an experienced genealogy team who are accustomed to partnering with law enforcement. Our belief is that a collaborative relationship is necessary to have the best chance at solving the most difficult of investigative genetic genealogy cases.
Communication is an extremely important aspect of a collaborative partnership. At CCGG we will ensure that the referring department receives a case update once per month at a minimum. At times, there may be no changes from month to month as we monitor for new DNA matches in a difficult case. When this is the case we will still communicate with our law enforcement partners to ensure that we are actively monitoring DNA matches.
(Last updated: 5/21/22)