The SJI Board of Directors met on September 12, 2016, at the Multnomah County Courthouse in Portland, Oregon, to make decisions on quarterly grant applications and awarded a total of eighteen (18) new grants.
One Strategic Initiatives Grant (SIG) was awarded to the National Center for State Courts to evaluate online dispute resolution projects in New York and Utah. One Project Grant was approved for the Arkansas Supreme Court Commission on Children, Youth, & Families for statewide implementation of juvenile justice reforms.
Nine (9) Technical Assistance (TA) Grants were approved, including: the Missouri Office of State Courts Administrator for a municipal court technology consolidation project; the New Orleans, Louisiana, Municipal Court for an assignment and case management plan consolidating Municipal and Traffic Courts; the Supreme Court of the U.S. Virgin Islands for implementation of administrative unification of the Supreme and Superior Courts; Juvenile probation performance measurement development for the Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas; and, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) for a project to assess and address human trafficking in the CNMI.
Seven (7) Curriculum Adaptation & Training (CAT) Grants were approved, including: support to the Supreme Court of Ohio for a court interpreter improvement program; the Maryland Judiciary for faculty development education; the New Mexico Administrative Office of the Courts for Safe Exchange Supervised Visitation (SESV) Practice Standards online training; and, the National Judicial College (NJC) for human trafficking education for state court judges.