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SJI Awards FY 2014 1st Quarter Grants

The Board met on December 9, 2013, to make decisions on quarterly grant applications and awarded a total of 14 grants. Four (4) Project Grants were approved, including: educational programming for the National Association for Court Management (NACM); a court clerk workload assessment for the King County, Washington, District Court; a pretrial and probation services assessment for the Missouri courts; and an adult guardianship special assistant project for the Maryland Judiciary. Seven (7) Technical Assistance (TA) Grants were approved, including: user-friendly electronic guardianship forms, manuals, and guidance for the Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, Orphans’ Court; judicial operations restructure project for the Douglas County, Nevada, courts; a calendaring and docket management assessment for the Washington County, Oregon, Circuit Court; judicial workload study update for the Montana Supreme Court; New Jersey Judiciary build-a-brief application for self-represented litigants and attorneys; jury instructional online videos for the Connecticut Judiciary; and an assessment of the impact of Hurricane Sandy by the National Center for State Courts (NCSC). Three (3) Curriculum Adaptation & Training (CAT) Grants were approved, including: human trafficking training by the National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ); Arkansas AOC online training programs for court security officers; and leadership education and training for the Virginia courts.