Since its founding over thirty years ago, the Justice Programs Office (JPO) has shared its scholarship and resources with domestic and foreign government agencies and organizations in the area of justice system operations. JPO has provided technical assistance, research, evaluation, and training services in over 1500 projects, as well as continued to build the widely consulted Judicial Administration Research Archive (JARA) our established and growing database of court documents.
This breadth of activity attracts more information, contacts and, of course, activity which helps to fortify the JPO network and base of knowledge. Our work is also informed by the scholarship of our academic colleagues at American University and our professional colleagues in the US and around the world. We believe the combination of “real world” expertise and scholarship provides JPO a uniquely strong foundation for its work.
JPO resources and projects have, we believe, strengthened the administration of justice, the effectiveness of public programs, and the delivery of justice system, social and related services. We are proud of this work and the partnership of our colleagues which has made it possible.
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