Current Projects

JPO maintains a portfolio of multi-year projects, as well as smaller, short-term engagements, where our expertise can be of significant benefit. Recognizing the value of collaboration, we often partner with other organizations to provide the most comprehensive services to the field.

National Drug Court Resource, Policy and Evidence-Based Practice Center
We manage the nation’s leading resource for treatment court practitioners. This hub of tools and information to help drug courts run more effectively features a searchable online drug court map, sample operational forms, state legislation tracking, a podcast, opioid use disorder resources, and more.

Veterans Treatment Court Enhancement Initiative
We are developing and administering a training and technical assistance for specialized screening, assessment, and case planning tools for veterans treatment courts (VTCs). The project team will also work with pilot court sites to integrate the tools into existing court procedures and practices and provide ongoing technical assistance to address any implementation issues that arise.

Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts Training and Technical Assistance Initiative
As one of the leading federal training and technical assistance providers in the country, we work with juvenile drug treatment courts across the nation and help them apply evidenced-based practices in their programs to improve outcomes for the youth they serve.

Right to Counsel National Campaign
We lead a national awareness campaign to inform and engage policymakers, criminal justice stakeholders, and the public on the importance of meaningfully carrying out the Sixth Amendment right to counsel and the effective delivery of public defense services.

The Justice in Government Project
We provide strategic guidance to state and local officials seeking to leverage civil legal aid to achieve their policy and programmatic goals and ensure the maximum benefit from dollars spent on low- and moderate-income people and communities.

We assist courts in implementing trauma-responsive policies to identify survivors of human trafficking, respond to the needs of survivors with a range outcomes in their cases, and reduce the infliction of harm on survivors during legal proceedings.