The SJI Board of Directors met on September 11, 2017, in Raleigh, North Carolina, to make decisions on quarterly grant applications, and awarded a total of four new grants.
A Strategic Initiatives Grant (SIG) was awarded to the National Center for State Courts (NCSC), in partnership with the Conference of Chief Justices (CCJ), the Conference of State Court Administrators (COSCA) to too support the CCJ/COSCA National Opioid Task Force. The initiative will pursue short and long-term objectives that: 1) highlight the landscape of current responses and effective practices; 2) establish a mechanism to engage justice system partners in collaborative efforts; and 3) provide immediate tools for state courts in addressing the opioid crisis. A SIG was also awarded to the NCSC, the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS), and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCFJCJ), in partnership with the CCJ/COSCA Courts, Children, and Families Subcommittee, to assess the current landscape of domestic relations cases, and promulgate recommendations to improve proceedings, rules, and practices.
A Technical Assistance (TA) Grant was awarded to the National Judicial College (NJC), the Center for Court Innovation (CCI), and NCJFCJ to build an online judicial education self-study course on human trafficking. Additional funding and support for this project is being provided by the Center for Human Trafficking Court Solutions (CHTCS).
A Curriculum Adaptation and Training (CAT) Grant was awarded to the Missouri Office of the State Court Administrator to support statewide Institute for Court Management training programs.
The next deadline for grant applications is November 1, 2017 (FY 2018, 1st quarter).