State Justice Institute

State Justice Institute Supporting the Nation's Judicial Systems and the Public They Serve

The State Justice Institute (SJI) was established by Federal law in 1984 to award grants to improve the quality of justice in state courts, facilitate better coordination between state and federal courts, and foster innovative, efficient solutions to common issues faced by all courts.

Mission: The State Justice Institute (SJI) is a federally-funded, non-profit corporation established by federal law (42 U.S.C. 10701 et seq.) in 1984 to award grants to improve the quality of justice in the state courts, and promote innovative, efficient solutions to common issues faced by all courts. SJI is the only source of federal funding dedicated exclusively to improving the quality of justice in our state courts. SJI is governed by a Board of Directors appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate.

Just Announced: The National Judicial College has released its 2020 course calendar, sneak preview: http://bit.ly/2LP5We...
07/12/2019
NJC announces its 2020 course calendar!

Just Announced: The National Judicial College has released its 2020 course calendar, sneak preview: http://bit.ly/2LP5WeQ #professionaldevelopment #webinar #elearning #education

We are pleased to announce the following in-person courses for 2020 at the NJC's headquarters in Reno, Nevada and across the country. To register or to read more about our courses, simply click the link of the course that interests you. Many of our popular courses and destinations fill quickly so w...

Closed today in observance.  Please celebrate safely and responsibly.  🇺🇸
07/04/2019

Closed today in observance. Please celebrate safely and responsibly. 🇺🇸

Prepping for a new week and a new month? Get caught up with the SJI Newsletter, including partner and grantee updates fr...
06/30/2019
www.sji.gov

Prepping for a new week and a new month? Get caught up with the SJI Newsletter, including partner and grantee updates from OJP Bureau of Justice Assistance, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, University of Nebraska Medical Center - UNMC, and National Association for Court Management: http://bit.ly/2LpjfCB #SJIGrant

Today is the last day to submit questions for the Office of Justice Programs Rual Response to the Opioid Epidemic grant ...
06/25/2019
COAP Registration Form - Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP)

Today is the last day to submit questions for the Office of Justice Programs Rual Response to the Opioid Epidemic grant solicitation webinar: http://s.iir.com/RRgrantform2019

Learn more about the Rural Responses to the Opioid Epidemic Grant and application process during the upcoming webinar, scheduled for June 26, 2019, at 2:30 p.m., ET. Register here: http://s.iir.com/Rural_Responses.

Please submit questions in advance to [email protected] no later than June 25, 2019. Emails should include the name and agency of the submitter, his or her email address, and the question(s).

Notice of Federal Funding and Federal Disclaimer This website is funded through a grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Neither the U.S. Department of Justice nor any of its components operate, control, are responsible for, or necessaril...

06/24/2019
register.gotowebinar.com

The National Association for Court Management is pleased to announce its next webinar offering, which will take place Thursday, June 27 at 2:00 pm EDT. Register today: http://bit.ly/2IB3KFG

This webinar is intended as an interactive presentation of the Conference of State Court Administrator's 2018 policy paper on rural justice. The challenges will be quickly outlined. The possible solutions include taking advantage of the opportunities to expand access through information technology. However, meeting the challenge of access to justice in rural areas must also go beyond technology to practical solutions that bring human resources to Americans who do not live in urban or suburban centers. The paper and this webinar are intended to promote a robust discussion of practical solutions to the challenge of access to justice in rural areas that many courts face.

The National Institute of Justice will share research and findings from the EMPOWER Program Demonstration Project, which...
06/18/2019
Preventing Elder Abuse Through Research-And-Practice Collaboration: The EMPOWER Program Demonstration (2019-06-18)

The National Institute of Justice will share research and findings from the EMPOWER Program Demonstration Project, which collaboratively focuses on preventing elder abuse and improving older adults’ physical, mental, social, and financial resilience. #Webinar today, 2PM ET: http://bit.ly/2KXfMec

Join us for the next Center for Victim Research webinar on June 18, 2019 at 2 PM ET. The EMPOWER© Program is one of two rigorous, multiyear demonstration projects funded by the National Institute of Justice to prevent the abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation of older adults in the commun

Our grantees, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, recently released a unique resource for military...
06/12/2019
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Our grantees, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, recently released a unique resource for military families - The National Resource Center on Military-connected Families and the Courts: https://www.ncjfcj.org/Military-Connected-Families

The NCJFCJ received funding for a grant from the State Justice Institute (SJI) to address issues for military-connected families and the courts with support and involvement from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) - Office on Military Community and Family Policy.

The Center is designed to be a resource for judicial officers and others working in courts with military-connected families in cases involving family violence, protection orders, divorce, child custody, child support, child abuse and neglect, and juvenile delinquency. #SJIGrant

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges' (NCJFCJ) National Resource Center on Military-Connected Families and the Courts is designed to be a resource for judicial officers and others working in courts with military-connected families in cases involving family violence, protection or...

It's June, are you all caught up with the latest #SJIGrant news from May, including updates from National Center for Sta...
06/04/2019
www.sji.gov

It's June, are you all caught up with the latest #SJIGrant news from May, including updates from National Center for State Courts and New Mexico Courts - http://bit.ly/2wBy7VW #civiljustice #languageaccess

We reopen tomorrow, Tuesday, May 28th.
05/27/2019

We reopen tomorrow, Tuesday, May 28th.

New and existing grantees - know your #SJIGrant reporting requirements via Part VI. Compliance Requirements, #13 of the ...
05/16/2019
Grant Guideline

New and existing grantees - know your #SJIGrant reporting requirements via Part VI. Compliance Requirements, #13 of the Federal Register Grant Guideline: http://bit.ly/2HtD6wJ

In our #April SJI Newsletter, we covered the recent announcement of six new sites with the Public Engagement Pilot Initi...
05/06/2019
Public Engagement Pilot Projects

In our #April SJI Newsletter, we covered the recent announcement of six new sites with the Public Engagement Pilot Initiative, a joint collaboration of the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) and the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center.

To learn more about these sites and the resources already available, please visit: https://www.ncsc.org/pilots #SJIGrant

The Public Engagement Pilot Initiative is a joint collaboration of the National Center for State Courts and the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center. This partnership will execute and oversee the Public Engagement Pilot Projects.

Start your #MondayMorning with a  (re)read of the April SJI Newsletter, including updates on recent #SJIGrant awards: ht...
04/29/2019
www.sji.gov

Start your #MondayMorning with a (re)read of the April SJI Newsletter, including updates on recent #SJIGrant awards: http://bit.ly/2DC6M9G

On April 1, 2019, SJI’s Board of Directors held their quarterly meeting at the National Center for State Courts (NCSC), ...
04/12/2019

On April 1, 2019, SJI’s Board of Directors held their quarterly meeting at the National Center for State Courts (NCSC), in Williamsburg, Virginia, to make decisions on grant applications and learn more about national project and special initiatives grants already funded.

This is not an April Fools' Day joke - if you didn't check your messages last week, you may have missed our March 2019 -...
04/01/2019
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This is not an April Fools' Day joke - if you didn't check your messages last week, you may have missed our March 2019 - SJI Newsletter.

This monthly edition includes updates from grantees and partners, including National Association for Court Management, National Center for State Courts, The National Judicial College, and more. #SJIGrant

http://bit.ly/2TNRQun

We are a little over a month away from our next grant deadline, May 1, 2019.Before applying, please reference our Grant ...
03/27/2019
State Justice Institute

We are a little over a month away from our next grant deadline, May 1, 2019.

Before applying, please reference our Grant Guideline, and past grants awarded. #SJIGrant

http://www.sji.gov/grants/

SJI was established by federal law in 1984 to improve the quality of justice in state courts, and foster innovative, efficient solutions to common issues faced by all courts. To fulfill this mission, SJI awards grants that benefit the nation’s judicial system and the public it serves. TYPES OF GRA...

We are a little over a month away from our next grant deadline, May 1, 2019.Before applying, please reference our Grant ...
03/27/2019
State Justice Institute

We are a little over a month away from our next grant deadline, May 1, 2019.

Before applying, please reference our Grant Guideline, and past grants awarded. #SJIGrant

http://www.sji.gov/grants/

SJI was established by federal law in 1984 to improve the quality of justice in state courts, and foster innovative, efficient solutions to common issues faced by all courts. To fulfill this mission, SJI awards grants that benefit the nation’s judicial system and the public it serves. TYPES OF GRA...

Registration is now open!
03/16/2019

Registration is now open!

Register today for the NACM 2019 Annual Conference in Las Vegas. The theme of this conference is Courts and Society Creating Public Trust Through Engagement and Innovation. www.nacmconference.org

#ICYMI - The State Justice Institute has awarded a major grant to the National Center for State Courts (NCSC), which wil...
03/12/2019

#ICYMI - The State Justice Institute has awarded a major grant to the National Center for State Courts (NCSC), which will work in partnership with the Conference of Chief Justices (CCJ) and the Conference of State Court Administers (COSCA) on a mental illness in the courts initiative.

More about the Initiative will be included in the monthly newsletter. Subscribers already received the full details, by signing up here: http://www.sji.gov/news/ #SJIGrant

If you missed NACM's Midyear Conference, consider applying for a 2019 Annual Conference scholarship: https://t.co/Bf2og2...
03/05/2019

If you missed NACM's Midyear Conference, consider applying for a 2019 Annual Conference scholarship: https://t.co/Bf2og2231s

The 2019 mid-year conference comes to a close. NACM continues to raise the bar for providing educational opportunities that improve court leaders. Until next time Little Rock, thank you for being such a wonderful host city!!! We appreciate everyone that were able to attend and hope to see you for our annual conference in Las Vegas this July!!

Scholarships Offered by NACM – National Association for Court Management
02/27/2019
Scholarships Offered by NACM – National Association for Court Management

Scholarships Offered by NACM – National Association for Court Management

The National Association for Court Management is the world’s largest organization of court management professionals. Together, NACM members work toward a more accessible and efficient judicial system. Through research, publications, conferences and more, NACM promotes continued member education an...

The monthly SJI Newsletter has updates from all corners of our work and our partners, including the Robert F. Kennedy Ch...
02/21/2019
www.sji.gov

The monthly SJI Newsletter has updates from all corners of our work and our partners, including the Robert F. Kennedy Children's Action Corps, National Center for State Courts, Arizona Supreme Court, and Minnesota Judical Branch. Don't miss important upcoming training events and state court resources: http://bit.ly/2TYE6hm #SJIGrant

If you read the SJI Newsletter, you know SJI is once again supporting National Association for Court Management Midyear ...
02/04/2019
Streaming Video Agenda | NACM Midyear Conference

If you read the SJI Newsletter, you know SJI is once again supporting National Association for Court Management Midyear Conference live-streaming.

NACM will be live-streaming educational sessions February 11-12, 2019, from Little Rock, Arkansas! The full streaming schedule can be viewed online: https://nacmconference.org/streaming-video/

Mark your calendars! #SJIGrant #NACM2019

» Streaming Video Agenda |

You can access some winter reading material in the form of the latest SJI Newsletter, online now: http://bit.ly/2RYc5cKI...
01/29/2019
www.sji.gov

You can access some winter reading material in the form of the latest SJI Newsletter, online now: http://bit.ly/2RYc5cK

It contains updates from our grantees including the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, National Association for Court Management, National Center for State Courts and more! #SJIGrant #January

With a little more than a week left before our February 1, 2019, grant deadline, you still have time to contact our offi...
01/22/2019

With a little more than a week left before our February 1, 2019, grant deadline, you still have time to contact our office with questions or complete an application! See that your proposal receives full consideration. Innovative ideas welcome! http://www.sji.gov/grants/ #SJIGrant

With just a month left before the 2019 National Association for Court Management (NACM) Midyear Conference, there is sti...
01/11/2019

With just a month left before the 2019 National Association for Court Management (NACM) Midyear Conference, there is still time to register and join fellow court professionals in Little Rock, Arkansas: http://nacmconference.org/ #professionaldevelopment #SJIGrant #statecourt

Wishing our grantees, partner organizations, and the state court community a happy new year! A special thanks goes out t...
12/31/2018

Wishing our grantees, partner organizations, and the state court community a happy new year! A special thanks goes out to criminal justice, law enforcement, public safety, and homeland security professionals that work throughout the holidays.

There's still time to catch up with the work of our grantees, including the National Council of Juvenile and Family Cour...
12/21/2018

There's still time to catch up with the work of our grantees, including the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Supreme Court of Ohio, and National Center for State Courts, or learn more about our most recent quarterly grant awards: http://bit.ly/2EJpCxM #SJIGrant #newsletter

12/14/2018
The who, what, when, where and how of state courts

The National Center for State Courts has released an “explainer video” for courts to use as a resource to educate the public about the role of state courts in society.

More information about this to come in the December issue of the SJI Newsletter: https://vimeo.com/299681452

This is "The who, what, when, where and how of state courts" by State Courts on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

On December 10, 2018, SJI’s Board of Directors held their quarterly meeting at SJI Headquarters in Reston, Virginia, to ...
12/14/2018

On December 10, 2018, SJI’s Board of Directors held their quarterly meeting at SJI Headquarters in Reston, Virginia, to make decisions on grant applications and received briefings from national partners from Reno, Nevada.

Beginning today.
12/10/2018
National Center for State Courts

Beginning today.

Watch #eCourts2018 LIVE from Las Vegas starting today, Monday, December 10 (through Wednesday, December 12) at 11:30 am EST. Among today's topics of discussion: what will the courts look like in 2030?, evidence-based practice and artificial intelligence. Tune in here: http://bit.ly/ecourts2018

Be sure to register for the upcoming #webinar featuring the new Enhanced Juvenile Justice Guidelines: https://www.survey...
12/07/2018

Be sure to register for the upcoming #webinar featuring the new Enhanced Juvenile Justice Guidelines: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6695ZDQ #SJIGrant

#tbt The original #NCJFCJ Juvenile Delinquency Guidelines, which has just been updated! Join us for the unveiling of the new Enhanced Juvenile Justice Guidelines, 12/20. To register visit www.ncjfcj.org/JDG-webinar. #JuvenileJustice #EveryCourtEveryChild

#ICYMI The November SJI Newsletter featured event updates from The National Judicial College and National Association fo...
12/07/2018

#ICYMI The November SJI Newsletter featured event updates from The National Judicial College and National Association for Court Management and grantee updates from National Center for State Courts, IAALS, the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System, and National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. http://bit.ly/2PnIeV3

Today, we congratulate SJI Board member Jonathan Lippman for being among the five inductees to the Warren E. Burger Soci...
11/27/2018

Today, we congratulate SJI Board member Jonathan Lippman for being among the five inductees to the Warren E. Burger Society. Burger Society membership is reserved for individuals who have volunteered their time, talent, and support to the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) in exceptional ways.

More about his induction and contributions will be featured in this month's newsletter.

As featured in the National Center for State Courts' @ the Center newsletter, the Family Justice Initiative (FJI) launch...
11/18/2018

As featured in the National Center for State Courts' @ the Center newsletter, the Family Justice Initiative (FJI) launched with #SJIGrant support, and includes key partners, IAALS, the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System and National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges - http://bit.ly/2BfXRtZ

The National Association for Court Management invites proposals for its 2019 NACM Annual Conference plenary and breakout...
11/08/2018
Annual Conference Proposal Submission Form – National Association for Court Management

The National Association for Court Management invites proposals for its 2019 NACM Annual Conference plenary and breakout sessions. The event will be held July 21-25, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Call for Proposals will be open until December 3, 2018: https://nacmnet.org/conferences/annual-conference-proposal-submission-form/ #SJIGrant #professionaldevelopment

The National Association for Court Management is the world’s largest organization of court management professionals. Together, NACM members work toward a more accessible and efficient judicial system. Through research, publications, conferences and more, NACM promotes continued member education an...

Take time to catch up with the October monthly edition of the SJI Newsletter, including new resources from the National ...
11/03/2018

Take time to catch up with the October monthly edition of the SJI Newsletter, including new resources from the National Center for State Courts, National Judicial Opioid Task Force, and the Center for Court Innovation. http://bit.ly/2DkAul1

Grant application for the first quarter of FY 2019 are due today.  If you would like to apply for grants in future quart...
11/01/2018

Grant application for the first quarter of FY 2019 are due today. If you would like to apply for grants in future quarters, please consult SJI's Grant Guideline, published by the National Archives and Records Administration: http://www.sji.gov/wp/wp-content/uploads/FY-2019-Grant-Guideline_Federal-Register.pdf

Future Fiscal Year 2019 Deadlines for Project, Technical Assistance, and Curriculum Adaptation Grants are as follows:
• 2nd Quarter – February 1, 2019;
• 3rd Quarter – May 1, 2019; and,
• 4th Quarter – August 1, 2019.

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General information

Just as there is a strong federal interest in state and local law enforcement, corrections, prosecution, and defense, there is a federal interest in supporting the state courts – who are a major component of the justice system and handle over 98 percent of all litigation filed in the United States. The state courts ensure the public experiences justice under the Constitution. With more than 30,000 judges and 20,000 courthouses nationwide, the state courts serve as the backbone of the justice system, upholding laws enacted at both the federal and state levels, and implementing many federal mandates. To support the increasing and evolving needs of the state courts, it is imperative that SJI has the resources to meet the demands for grant funding. SJI-funded projects are critical to the state courts, and the methods and innovations developed from these projects can be replicated on a state and national level; thereby increasing the impact of every grant dollar. SJI grants have assisted the state courts in reengineering to improve efficiency and effectiveness; addressed the impact of immigration in the state courts; improved court security; promoted fiscally-sound and data-driven policies and practices on sentencing; and provided assistance to improve access to justice. SJI is supervised by a Board of Directors consisting of 11 members appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate. Pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 10703, the President appoints 6 state court judges and 1 state court administrator from a list of candidates submitted to the President by the Conference of Chief Justices (CCJ), and 4 public members, of which no more than 2 can be from the same political party.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(571) 313-1173

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