The purpose of the Capital Case Litigation Initiative is to assist states with: (1) enhancing the ability of prosecutors to effectively represent the public in state capital cases, (2) supporting state prosecutors to develop and implement appropriate standards of practice and qualifications, (3) minimizing the potential for error in the trial of capital cases, and (4) improving the quality of legal representation provided to indigent defendants in state capital cases.
The Bureau of Justice Assistance achieves this purpose by forming partnerships with national training and technical assistance providers to offer key support, expertise, and coaching to states, prosecutors, and defense counsel in capital cases.
- For profit organizations other than small businesses
- Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
- Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions
- of higher education
- Private institutions of higher education
- Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
- Other public or nonprofit organizations, for-profit entities that agree to forego any profit or management fees, and institutions of higher education that have experience and expertise in overseeing capital cases and providing training on death penalty cases. Applicants must also have experience in delivering training and technical assistance nationwide.
Number of Awards: 2
Total Amount Awarded: $2,905,350