The SJI Board of Directors met on September 10, 2018, at the Supreme Court of Nebraska to make decisions on quarterly grant applications and awarded a total of 11 new grants.
Five (5) Strategic Initiatives Grants were awarded: the National Judicial Opioid Task Force (NJOTF) to begin critical work on the impact of children and opioids in state courts; a final phase of the NJOTF core activities; the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) for continuity of operations planning updates in the wake of Hurricanes Irma, Maria, and Harvey; the NCSC for evidence-based public access policies; and the NCSC for building resilient and transformative courts through judge and staff development. One (1) Project Grant was awarded to the Colorado Judiciary for a peer-to-peer coaching initiative. Four (4) Technical Assistance Grants were awarded: a process reengineering project for the New Mexico Court of Appeals; a technology strategic plan for the Pinal County, Arizona, Superior Court; development of a science bench book and webinars for judges for the National Judicial College; and a domestic violence assessment for the Missouri Judiciary. One (1) Curriculum Adaptation and Training (CAT) Grant was awarded to the New York Unified Court System for a judicial faculty development training program.
The next deadline for grant applications is November 1, 2018 (FY 2019, 1st quarter).