Innovation grants announced
Ten Innovation Grants to implement projects proposed by local
courts were announced by Chief Justice Paula M. Carey and Court
Administrator Harry Spence. A 10-member review team of volunteers
reviewed 40 proposals submitted to the Innovation Grant program.
Funds were requested for a range of projects, including training,
new applications of technology and program enhancements.
The 10 approved projects will cost an estimated total of $38,600,
ranging from $500 to $10,000 each. They include promoting extended
hours, improving public information through printed and video
materials, training for a program to support adolescent women and
development of courtwide databases to enhance operations.
"This is an exciting new initiative that supports the goals of the
Trial Court's strategic plan," said Carey. "We wanted to encourage
employees to consider ways to improve the delivery of justice and
courts across the state stepped up to take advantage of this
opportunity. We thank the 10-member review team, which brought a
great range of expertise to this new program."
The Innovation Grant Program will issue another request for
proposals in mid-February. Contact Grant Manager Jessica Fix for
information on this initiative.