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Center for Court Innovation National Problem-Solving Justice Initiative

Award Information

Award #
2015-DC-NY-K002
Location
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2015
Total funding (to date)
$10,200,000

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $3,800,000)

The FY 2015 Adjudication and Law Enforcement National Initiatives: Improving Responses to Criminal Justice Issues Competitive Grant Announcement focuses on national initiatives to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, specifically by (1) providing training and technical assistance (TTA) to jurisdictions engaged in problem-solving justice initiatives; (2) training judges on advanced criminal justice topics; (3) improving public trust and confidence in the court system by promoting procedural justice; (4) providing TTA to jurisdictions engaged in capital case litigation; (5) providing TTA to prosecutors interested in diverting addicted offenders to substance abuse treatment in lieu of prison; (6) convening prosecutors to implement innovative policies and strategies; and (7) developing an executive training session for police leadership.

The goal of the National Problem-Solving Justice Initiative is to help judges, court innovators around the country, to plan, implement, sustain, enhance, and evaluate problem-solving justice initiatives that link judicially supervised offenders to drug treatment, alternative sanctions, and other services in an effort to reduce drug use, crime, and incarceration.

The goal of the Fund for the City of New York / Center for Court Innovation’s National Problem-Solving Justice Initiative is to help judges and other practitioners to plan, implement, and evaluate problem-solving justice initiatives that link defendants to judicially-supervised drug treatment, alternative sanctions, and other services in an effort to reduce drug use, crime, and incarceration. This will be done by proving varying levels of technical assistance to 15 jurisdictions and by developing three (3) print monographs and six (6) e-articles and/or podcasts. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 18, 2015