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SJI Awards FY 2016 Second Quarter Grants

The SJI Board of Directors met on April 18, 2016, at the Supreme Court of Kentucky in Frankfort to make decisions on quarterly grant applications and awarded a total of twenty-one (21) new grants.

Two (2) Strategic Initiatives Grants were awarded: support to the Conference of Chief Justice/Conference of State Court Administrators (CCJ/COSCA) for the National Task Force on Fines, Fees, and Bail Practices; and the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) to identify best practices in court privacy policy formulation.

Fourteen (14) Technical Assistance (TA) Grants were approved, including: assistance to the Judiciaries in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Hawaii to address human trafficking; support to the California Commission on Judicial Performance for a judicial mentoring project; strategic planning for the Pierce County, Washington District Court; and support to the Utah Administrative Office of the Courts for an innovative online dispute resolution program.

Five (5) Curriculum Adaptation & Training (CAT) Grants were approved, including: support to the Oregon Judiciary for language access training and development; the National Judicial College (NJC) for judicial webcasts and online learning modules; and the NCSC for digital evidence training.