Experience

The Justice Programs Office has conducted over 1,800 technical assistance, research, training, and evaluation projects for:


Local and State Governments

  • Improvement of criminal and civil judicial process and dispute resolution alternatives
  • Efficient utilization of justice system and human services resources
  • Formulation of orderly processes for policy and programmatic change
  • Improvement of interagency and community relations
  • Training programs for judges, prosecutors, public defenders, judicial system managers, and general government elected officials
  • Planning and assessment of correctional options/intermediate sanctions and other alternative disposition programs
  • Facility planning and security audits/improvement programs
  • Improved management of the court caseflow process, including pretrial release alternatives and delay reduction.

Federal Agencies

  • Assessment of national drug abuse control strategies
  • Federal/state relations regarding:
    (a) justice system resource allocation and
    (b) cooperative law enforcement and prosecution efforts
  • National technical assistance and training programs to support state and local justice system improvement

International Organizations and Agencies

  • U.S. justice system seminars for official foreign visitors to the U.S.
  • Comparative justice system analyses and documentation
  • International seminars, workshops, and conferences on justice system issues
  • Information and technology transfer
  • U.S. liaison for the Moscow Research Center for Human Rights
  • Judicial system improvement intiatives in Latin and South America providing alternatives to incarceration for drug offenders through development of treatment and other programs.

Representative Studies

  • Alternatives to Conventional Adjudication
    Sponsor: National Institute of Justice
  • Assessment of the Attorney Grievance System
    Client: Michigan Supreme Court
  • Assessment of Felony Case Process and Its Impact of Jail Overcrowding
    Client: Cook County Illinois Board of Commissioners
  • City-County Justice System Evaluation [and subsequent assessment of progress in implementing study recommendations]
    Client: City of Charlotte and County of Mecklenberg, North Carolina
  • Criminal Courts Technical Assistance Project
    Client: U.S. Department of Justice
  • Development of National Standards for Judicial Education
    Client: National Association of State Judicial Educators
  • Drug Court Clearinghouse and Technical Assistance Project
    Client: U.S. Department of Justice
  • Drug Court Feasibility and Design Study for the Government of Bermuda
    Client: Bermuda National Drug Commission
  • Evaluation of Assigned Counsel Training
    Client: New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department
  • Evaluation of the Pilot Pretrial Release Program in Volusia County (Daytona), Florida
    Client: Volusia County Government
  • The Image of Justice - Facility Planning for Courts: Monograph
    Client: U.S. Department of Justice
  • International Conference on War Crimes and Yugoslavia, Washington D.C.
    Conducted in Conjunction with the Eleanor Roosevelt Foundation
  • International Symposium on Justice System Reform Issues: Intermediate Sanctions, Victim Assistance, Treatment of the Offender
    Sponsor: The King Baudouin Foundation, Brussels, Belgium
  • Management Audit of the Judicial System
    Client: Mayor's Office, Philadelphia, PA
  • Management Review of the Prosecuting Attorney's Office
    Client: District Attorney, Monterey, CA
  • Management Review of the Sheriff's Department of Kalamazoo County, Michigan
    Client: Sheriff's Department of Kalamazoo County and Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners
  • Management Review of the Montgomery County (Dayton), Ohio Public Defender Office
    Client: Montgomery County Commission and Public Defender Board
  • Policy Review of Federal Support to the State Courts
    Client: U.S. Department of Justice
  • Public Defender Services Organization and Management
    Client: Wisconsin State Public Defender's Office
  • Recommendations for Development of a Family Division in the Montgomery County, Maryland Circuit Court
    Client: Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland
  • Review of Jail Facility Needs Projections in Hennepin and Ramsey Counties, Minnesota
    Client: Minnesota House of Representatives
  • Statewide Operational and Security Audit of Court Facilities
    Client: Kentucky Supreme Court
  • Task Force Report of the President's Commission on Terrorism and Civil Disorders
    Client: U.S. Presidential Commission
  • Trial Court Management Series: Financial, Personnel and Records Management- Manual and Training Video
    Sponsor: National Institute of Justice
  • U.S. Based Training of Management Staff of the Office of the Public Defender
    Client: Ministry of Justice, Israel
  • Visiting Fellows Program for Russian Human Rights Advocates
    Conducted in conjunction with the Moscow Research Center for Human Rights
  • Workshop on Judicial Systems Strategies for Drug Cases
    Client: Republic of Ireland Supreme Court

Experience

The Justice Programs Office has conducted over 1,500 technical assistance, research, training, and evaluation projects for:


Local and State Governments

  • Improvement of criminal and civil judicial process and dispute resolution alternatives
  • Efficient utilization of justice system and human services resources
  • Formulation of orderly processes for policy and programmatic change
  • Improvement of interagency and community relations
  • Training programs for judges, prosecutors, public defenders, and general government elected officials
  • Planning and assessment of correctional options/intermediate sanctions and other alternative disposition programs
  • Facility planning and security audits/improvement programs

Federal Agencies

  • Assessment of national drug abuse control strategies
  • Federal/state relations regarding:
    (a) justice system resource allocation and
    (b) cooperative law enforcement and prosecution efforts
  • National technical assistance and training programs to support state and local justice system improvement

International Organizations and Agencies

  • U.S. justice system seminars for official foreign visitors to the U.S.
  • Comparative justice system analyses and documentation
  • International seminars, workshops, and conferences
  • Information and technology transfer
  • U.S. liaison for the Moscow Research Center for Human Rights

Experience

The Justice Programs Office has conducted over 1,500 technical assistance, research, training, and evaluation projects for:


Local and State Governments

  • Improvement of criminal and civil judicial process and dispute resolution alternatives
  • Efficient utilization of justice system and human services resources
  • Formulation of orderly processes for policy and programmatic change
  • Improvement of interagency and community relations
  • Training programs for judges, prosecutors, public defenders, and general government elected officials
  • Planning and assessment of correctional options/intermediate sanctions and other alternative disposition programs
  • Facility planning and security audits/improvement programs

Federal Agencies

  • Assessment of national drug abuse control strategies
  • Federal/state relations regarding:
    (a) justice system resource allocation and
    (b) cooperative law enforcement and prosecution efforts
  • National technical assistance and training programs to support state and local justice system improvement

International Organizations and Agencies

  • U.S. justice system seminars for official foreign visitors to the U.S.
  • Comparative justice system analyses and documentation
  • International seminars, workshops, and conferences
  • Information and technology transfer
  • U.S. liaison for the Moscow Research Center for Human Rights

Representative Studies

  • Alternatives to Conventional Adjudication
    Sponsor: National Institute of Justice
  • Assessment of the Attorney Grievance System
    Client: Michigan Supreme Court
  • Assessment of Felony Case Process and Its Impact of Jail Overcrowding
    Client: Cook County Illinois Board of Commissioners
  • City-County Justice System Evaluation [and subsequent assessment of progress in implementing study recommendations]
    Client: City of Charlotte and County of Mecklenberg, North Carolina
  • Criminal Courts Technical Assistance Project
    Client: U.S. Department of Justice
  • Development of National Standards for Judicial Education
    Client: National Association of State Judicial Educators
  • Drug Court Clearinghouse and Technical Assistance Project
    Client: U.S. Department of Justice
  • Drug Court Feasibility and Design Study for the Government of Bermuda
    Client: Bermuda National Drug Commission
  • Evaluation of Assigned Counsel Training
    Client: New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department
  • Evaluation of the Pilot Pretrial Release Program in Volusia County (Daytona), Florida
    Client: Volusia County Government
  • The Image of Justice - Facility Planning for Courts: Monograph
    Client: U.S. Department of Justice
  • International Conference on War Crimes and Yugoslavia, Washington D.C.
    Conducted in Conjunction with the Eleanor Roosevelt Foundation
  • International Symposium on Justice System Reform Issues: Intermediate Sanctions, Victim Assistance, Treatment of the Offender
    Sponsor: The King Baudouin Foundation, Brussels, Belgium
  • Management Audit of the Judicial System
    Client: Mayor's Office, Philadelphia, PA
  • Management Review of the Prosecuting Attorney's Office
    Client: District Attorney, Monterey, CA
  • Management Review of the Sheriff's Department of Kalamazoo County, Michigan
    Client: Sheriff's Department of Kalamazoo County and Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners
  • Management Review of the Montgomery County (Dayton), Ohio Public Defender Office
    Client: Montgomery County Commission and Public Defender Board
  • Policy Review of Federal Support to the State Courts
    Client: U.S. Department of Justice
  • Public Defender Services Organization and Management
    Client: Wisconsin State Public Defender's Office
  • Recommendations for Development of a Family Division in the Montgomery County, Maryland Circuit Court
    Client: Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland
  • Review of Jail Facility Needs Projections in Hennepin and Ramsey Counties, Minnesota
    Client: Minnesota House of Representatives
  • Statewide Operational and Security Audit of Court Facilities
    Client: Kentucky Supreme Court
  • Task Force Report of the President's Commission on Terrorism and Civil Disorders
    Client: U.S. Presidential Commission
  • Trial Court Management Series: Financial, Personnel and Records Management- Manual and Training Video
    Sponsor: National Institute of Justice
  • U.S. Based Training of Management Staff of the Office of the Public Defender
    Client: Ministry of Justice, Israel
  • Visiting Fellows Program for Russian Human Rights Advocates
    Conducted in conjunction with the Moscow Research Center for Human Rights
  • Workshop on Judicial Systems Strategies for Drug Cases
    Client: Republic of Ireland Supreme Court

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