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SJI Awards FY 2019 Second Quarter Grants

The SJI Board of Directors met on April 1, 2019 to make decisions on quarterly grant applications and awarded a total of 13 new grants.

Nine (9) Technical Assistance Grants were awarded: the Kansas Judicial Branch to improve and expand services for self-represented litigants; the Judiciary of Guam for an assessment of Superior Court case assignments; the Franklin County, Ohio, Municipal Court for strategic planning; the National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ) for a digital redesign project; the Montgomery County, Ohio, Court of Common Pleas for behavioral screening of youth in court schools; the National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC) for webinars and training on the judicial role in ensuring due process rights for youth; the Summit County, Ohio, Court of Common Pleas for an adult probation improvements project; the Oregon Judicial Department for a reengineering assessment in Washington County; and the Colorado Bar Association for an online triage initiative for aging adults.

Four (4) Curriculum Adaptation and Training (CAT) Grants were awarded: NAWJ for educational sessions on elder issues; the National Judicial College (NJC) for educational programs on water rights law in times of shortage; NJC for digitization of the course titled, Presiding over a Capital Case; and the Nebraska Supreme Court for statewide education and collaboration on juvenile justice.

The next deadline for grant applications is May 1, 2019 (FY 2019, 3rd quarter).