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Judicial Studies Education Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $200,000)

The Congressionally Recommended Awards Program, authorized by the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009 (Pub. L. 111-8), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects selected by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-8, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 09 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY09 Omnibus Appropriations Act.

The Grant Sawyer Center for Justice Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno, will support the Judicial Studies programs in accomplishing three primary goals: (1) assist 50 judges per year (students in Judicial Studies) with tuition assistance for participation in courses necessary to complete their Master's or Ph.D. at the University; (2) assist with partial personnel costs for administrative and technical support of the developing Justice Management program; (3) assist with developing six additional courses which will enhance both degree programs and professionalize additional careers in justice related fields through Justice Management.


Date Created: September 17, 2009