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State Justice Institute

The State Justice Institute (SJI) was established by federal law in 1984 to award grants to improve the quality of justice in state courts, and foster innovative, efficient solutions to common issues faced by all courts.


The deadline for new grant applications for the 1st quarter of FY 2020.

November 1, 2019

Grant Application Deadlines

SJI continues to make all grant reports and most grant products available online through the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) Library and Digital Archive.


  • Conservator Accountability Project Releases Implementation Guide

    The Conservator Accountability Project (CAP) begain in 2015, with two key goals to help courts modernize their conservatorship process, specifically through the use of technology and analytics. Supported by an SJI Grant, the National Center for State Courts (NCSC), working with CAP, has released a new guide titled, Conservatorship Accountability Project: Modernizing Conservatorship Processes and …

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  • NACM Wraps a Successful Annual Meeting – Makes Content Available Online

    The National Association for Court Management (NACM) is dedicated to educating court professionals, providing community, sharing information, and advocating on important court and justice system topics. NACM’s Annual Meeting recently concluded with the theme, Courts & Society: Creating Public Trust Through Engagement & Innovation.  The meeting showcased a number of exceptional educational programs while offering …

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  • Court Statistics Project Publishes 2019 State Court Caseload Digest

    The Court Statistics Project (CSP), a joint project between the Conference of State Court Administrators (COSCA) and the National Center for State Courts (NCSC),  has published the 2019 edition of State Court Caseload Digest, which uses 2017 data to update caseload totals. National, civil, domestic relations, criminal, juvenile, traffic, and appellate caseloads are covered.  On …

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  • SJI Board of Directors Meeting

    The SJI Board of Directors will be meeting on Monday, September 9, 2019 at 1:00 PM.  The meeting will be held at the Athenee Hotel in New York, New York.  The purpose of this meeting is to consider grant applications for the 4th quarter of FY 2019, and other business.  All portions of this meeting …

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