Indigent defense

Urban Institute

The Urban Institute’s Justice Policy Center staff members conduct research and evaluations and provide technical assistance to improve justice policy and practice at the national, state, and local levels. Urban researchers examine the development, implementation, and impact of policing, crime prevention, and gang disruption initiatives. The work includes a large breadth of topics ranging from risk assessment, community corrections and reentry, human trafficking, forensic science, courts and sentencing, to gun violence.

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • Justice Reinvestment Initiative - Program Oversight, Coordination, and Outcome Assessment Provide (Supplement)r
  • FY 16 Risk Assessment Clearinghouse

Center for Court Innovation

The Center for Court Innovation seeks to help create a more effective and humane justice system by designing and implementing operating programs, performing original research, and providing reformers around the world with the tools they need to launch new strategies.

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • Tribal Risk/Need Assessment Tool
  • FY18 Sixth Amendment TTA
  • FY 17 Price of Justice Training and Technical Assistance
  • Adult Drug Court State-Based Drug Court TTA
  • National Problem-Solving Justice Initiative