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.
- 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.