SJI Technical Assistance Grants focus on Self-Represented and Re-Engineering

Here is the way SJI described its latest technical assistance grants:

Nine (9) Technical Assistance (TA) Grants were approved, including: development of appellate court time standards by National Center for State Courts (NCSC) in close coordination with the Conference of Chief Justices (CCJ) and Conference of State Court Administrators (COSCA); reengineering of the Pierce County District Court in Washington; implementation of a high performance court framework in Ottawa County, Michigan; development of an instructional video for self-represented litigants in family court matters by the Connecticut Judicial Branch; a second phase of the Massachusetts Trial Court/AOC language access project for small claims proceedings; a process improvement project for probate matters Maricopa County, Arizona; and grants to the Arkansas Access to Justice, Minnesota AOC, and Colorado Judicial Department for projects addressing self-represented litigants and the state courts. The TA Grant to the Minnesota AOC is the first phase of a project to create a statewide e-filing system for self-represented litigants.

Here is a link to a description of the grants, requirements, and process.  Note the relatively generous match requirements.

 A cash and in-kind match must be provided equal to at least 50% of the grant amount, of which 20% of the match must be in cash. For example, an applicant seeking a $50,000 technical assistance grant must provide a $25,000 match of which up to $20,000 may be in-kind and not less than $5,000 must be cash.


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