The Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Center for Court Innovation Announce Four Sites to Receive Procedural Justice Assessments
The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and the Center for Court Innovation (CCI) recently selected four criminal courts to participate in a procedural justice assessment this fall. The four sites, the Essex County Superior Court (Salem, MA), 5th Judicial District of Pennsylvania (Allegheny County, PA), Multnomah County Circuit Court (OR), and the Utah State Court System, have demonstrated a clear commitment to improve litigant perceptions of fairness and establish court practices that align with this goal.
The site selections were made following a national solicitation. Each criminal court will receive technical assistance to document promising practices for the field and highlight areas for improvement. In addition, each court has committed to examining local operations in an effort to advance procedural justice locally and nationally.
For more information about BJA’s and CCI’s work on procedural justice, please click here.