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SJI Awards FY 2018 Fourth Quarter Grants

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).