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SJI Awards FY 2013 4th Quarter Grants

The Board met on September 9, 2013, to make decisions on quarterly grant applications and awarded a total of 12 grants. Eight (8) Technical Assistance (TA) Grants were approved, including: an operational improvement initiative for the 3rd Judicial District Court of Kansas; a review of probate and guardianship procedures for the 2nd Judicial District Court of Nevada; a criminal caseflow assessment for the Alameda County Superior Court in California; development of a court facility plan for the Mohave County Superior Court in Arizona; an organizational assessment for the District of Columbia Court of Appeals; a communications reengineering and probation service integration project for the Pierce County District Court in Washington; and, update of the Virginia Court facility guidelines for the Virginia Supreme Court.

Four (4) Curriculum Adaptation & Training (CAT) Grants were approved, including: delivery of the curriculum, Improving Access to Justice for Immigrant Crime Victims: The Important Role of Legally Correct Information, to four additional jurisdictions and via webinar by American University; cultural diversity training in the 15th Judicial Circuit of Florida; development and pilot testing of the nationally-recognized curriculum, Preventing and Addressing Internet-Related Juror Misconduct, by the National Center for State Courts; and, court facilities training for the Idaho Supreme Court.