The SJI Board of Directors met on December 5, 2022 to make decisions on quarterly grant applications, and approved a total of 12 new grants.
Three (3) Strategic Initiatives Grants were awarded: 1) the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges to support court self-assessment tools, demonstration sites, and broad dissemination for the Enhanced Juvenile Justice Guidelines; 2) Rulo Strategies, National Association of Counties (NACo), and Praxis Consulting for the Courts and County Collaboration: Phase II; and 3) the National Courts and Sciences Institute to prepare and certify state court judges as resources on criminal, civil, and equitable cases involving data science and artificial intelligence.
Two (2) Project Grants were awarded: 1) The National Association for Court Management (NACM) to: develop and deliver nationally significant educational programs, related material, and curriculum with continued focus on SJI Priority Investment Areas and the NACM Core®; and continue distant learning opportunities to broaden the scope and delivery of educational opportunities available in a convenient and flexible method accessed by judges, court managers, administrators, and other judicial branch employees to include many of NACM’s justice partners; and 2) the Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts to host a mental health summit that will provide an opportunity to discuss, develop, and implement behavioral health interventions for courts and communities.
Six (6) Technical Assistance Grants were awarded: 1) the Supreme Court of Illinois to develop court-driven solutions to improve competency to stand trial practices; 2) the 21st Judicial Circuit Court of St. Louis County, Missouri to create a strategic plan that will incorporate reforms made during the COVID-19 pandemic; 3) the Supreme Court of Wyoming to implement the Judicial Council’s strategic/operational plan; 4) the 19th Judicial District of Louisiana to improve caseflow management practices for criminal and civil cases; 5) the Delaware Administrative Office of the Courts to develop a strategic campaign for the judicial branch; and 6) Cowlitz County, Washington, Superior Court for a caseflow and COVID backlog project.
One (1) Curriculum Adaptation and Training Grant was awarded to the District of Columbia courts.