Adjudication / Courts

2018 Community Courts and Public Safety Conference

The Center for Court Innovation, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance and Birmingham, Alabama Municipal Court, is hosting the 2018 Community Courts and Public Safety Conference in Birmingham, Alabama on Monday, May 7 through Wednesday, May 9, 2018. These international conferences for community court practitioners have been taking place every two years since 2010.

Beyond the Adversarial System - Achieving the Challenge

Traditionally, prosecutors and defenders are adversaries in the courtroom. In order to achieve the Safety and Justice Challenge (SJC) goals of systemwide sustainable change, collaboration with all system actors is essential. However, broader criminal justice reform can often be difficult to achieve when dealing with traditionally opposing roles.

The Bureau of Justice Assistance recently released 42 new solicitations seeking applications from training and technical assistance providers to work in a host of areas ranging from prosecution reform to anti-terrorism training. See below for a list of the fiscal year (FY) 2018 solicitations and the associated deadlines. This page is updated as new solicitations are released.

The National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) is seeking nominations for its annual Outstanding Criminal Justice Program (OCJP) Awards, which will recognize five programs for effectively addressing crime- and justice-related issues. Specifically, NCJA requests nominations for innovative programs that have used promising practices to produce concrete results in their communities. OCJP Award winners will be honored at the 2018 National Forum on Criminal Justice in Fort Worth, Texas.

The fiscal year (FY) 2018 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) has purpose areas that include funding for Healing to Wellness Courts. Join the Tribal Law and Policy Institute for the “CTAS FY 2018: Funding Opportunities for Healing to Wellness Courts” on Tuesday, February 6 from 1:00 to 2:15 p.m. ET to learn more about these opportunities.

Webinar - CTAS FY 2018: Funding Opportunities for Healing to Wellness Courts

This webinar will provide a brief overview of Healing to Wellness Court funding opportunities available within the fiscal year 2018 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS). This webinar focuses primarily on Purpose Areas 3 and 8, which can include funding for adult, family, and juvenile Healing to Wellness Courts. The webinar details the CTAS application process, updates from last year, important considerations for drafting a Wellness Court narrative, general grant writing tips, and available technical assistance.