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SJI Awards FY 2017 2nd Quarter Grants

The SJI Board of Directors met on April 3, 2017, at the Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts in Nashville to make decisions on quarterly grant applications, and awarded a total of fourteen (14) new grants.

One Project Grant was awarded to the Center for Court Innovation (CCI) to develop a human trafficking court video tool for courts to have ready access to innovative practices to addressing this critical issue.  Nine (9) Technical Assistance (TA) Grants were approved, including: juvenile probation accountability reviews for the juvenile courts in Fairfax County, Virginia, Nashville/Davidson County, Tennessee, and Lancaster County, Nebraska; an adult probation assessment for the Summit County, Ohio, Common Pleas Court; and the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) for an implicit bias educational program and resources.  Four (4) Curriculum Adaptation & Training (CAT) Grants were approved, including guardianship and conservatorship training programs in Texas and Connecticut, and support to the American Judges Association to provide judicial education on topics relevant to state courts across the United States.