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NACo Launches Convening County, Court and Justice Leaders Initiative with Five Sites

The National Association of Counties (NACo) is pleased to announce the first round of participants for the Convening County, Court, and Justice Leaders: A Framework for Cross-System Collaboration initiative. The initiative was launched this month by NACo and its partners at Rulo Strategies and Praxis Consulting, with funding from the State Justice Institute. It is designed to support county, court, and justice leaders as they partner to establish local priorities and align resources to achieve their justice and public safety goals. The initial participating sites are:

  • Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Cuyahoga County, Ohio
  • Lake County, Colorado
  • Navajo County, Arizona
  • Potter County, Pennsylvania

“SJI is pleased to support this opportunity to enhance a collaborative and sustainable relationship between county leaders, judges, and justice stakeholders” said Jonathan Mattiello, Executive Director of the State Justice Institute (SJI).

Selected sites will receive ongoing one-on-one technical assistance, have access to a peer network, and be offered the opportunity to showcase their results in a nationally disseminated toolkit.

Your community can still apply! Five additional sites will be selected to participate in the project starting in early spring. Interested communities should apply by February 11th by 5 p.m. ET. Learn more and apply. Please contact Elynn Lee, NACo Justice Program Manager, at with any questions.