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SJI Awards FY 2016 First Quarter Grants

The SJI Board of Directors met on November 16, 2015, at the Supreme Court of Louisiana in New Orleans to make decisions on quarterly grant applications and awarded a total of fourteen (14) new grants.  Two (2) Project Grants were awarded: support to the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) to update the Managing Notorious Trials for the 21st Century; and the National Association for Court Management (NACM) for educational sessions on critical court management topics.  Ten (10) Technical Assistance (TA) Grants were approved, including: assistance to the Louisiana Supreme Court for a court costs and fees collection improvement plan; support to the North Dakota Supreme Court for a caseflow management project; strategic planning for the 7th Judicial Circuit of Maryland; and support to the Council for Court Excellence for a cross-jurisdictional review of remote public access to electronic court records.  Two (2) Curriculum Adaptation & Training (CAT) Grants were approved: support to the Guam Judiciary for a Working Interdisciplinary Network of Guardianship Stakeholders (WINGS) Implementation and Guardianship training project; and the Merced County, California, Superior Court for online courthouse security training.