|State Court Assistance Webinar|
With state budgets tight, it is increasingly important for court systems to look outside of traditional legislative appropriations for funding and resources. Without adequate funding, the administration of civil and criminal justice suffers, producing not only diminished outcomes for court involved individuals but increasing system costs for related justice partners. This webinar, Strengthening Court Systems: Understanding State and Federal Resources, highlighted multiple grant opportunities available through State Administering Agencies (SAAs) and various federal partners. In addition to discussing how court administrators can engage with and stay apprised of funding opportunities; this webinar highlighted some of the federally funded training and technical assistance opportunities offered to court systems. Attendees also heard from court administrators about the process of applying for grant funds and showcase strategies for integrating court functions into criminal justice resource planning.