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Judges and Court Service Professionals Training and Technical Assistance Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $800,000)

The Congressionally Selected 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 National Judicial College (NJC) will provide state-of-the-art judicial education, technical assistance, and resources for judges and court service professionals. The goals are to provide the highest quality judicial education opportunities through a variety of means to maximize accessibility by a national audience of judges and other court service professionals; provide targeted technical assistance to state court systems to address a demonstrated need to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system; and create and provide nationally accessible resources to judges and courts which will assist each jurisdiction improve the way they handle criminal cases.


Date Created: September 20, 2009