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State Justice Institute

11951 Freedom Drive, Suite 1020, Reston, VA 20190

571-313-8843
http://www.sji.gov | Email: contact@sji.gov

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
JUDGES
Treasurer David V. Brewer
Jonathan Lippman
Wilfredo Martinez
Chair John D. Minton, Jr.
Secretary Gayle A. Nachtigal
Chase T. Rogers

PUBLIC SECTOR MEMBERS
Isabel Framer
Marsha J. Rabiteau
Hernán D. Vera
(vacancy)

STATE COURT ADMINISTRATOR
Vice Chair Daniel J. Becker
http://www.sji.gov/about-sji/board-of-directors
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Jonathan D. Mattiello
http://www.sji.gov/about-sji/executivedirector

The above list of key personnel was updated 10–2019.

The above list of key personnel was updated 10–2019.

The State Justice Institute supports the Nation's judicial system and the public that it serves.

ESTABLISHMENT AND ORGANIZATION

On November 8, 1984, President Ronald W. Reagan approved Public Law 98–620. Title II of that statute, which is commonly cited as the State Justice Institute Act of 1984, established the State Justice Institute as a private nonprofit corporation whose purpose is "to further the development and adoption of improved judicial administration in State courts in the United States" (98 Stat. 3336).

http://www.sji.gov/wp/wp-content/uploads/SJI_Authorization.pdf

Statutory descriptions of the SJI's duties, Board of Directors, officers and employees, grants and contracts, activities, administrative provisions, Presidential coordination, records and reports, and audits, are codified in chapter 113, sections 10701–10713, of 42 U.S.C.

https://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?path=/prelim@title42/chapter113&edition=prelim

A Board of Directors that comprises 11 members—six judges, a State court administrator, and four members from the public sector— supervises the SJI. The President appoints the members, by the advice and with the consent of the Senate, to 3-year terms. A member cannot be reappointed to more than two consecutive terms immediately following his or her initial term. The Chair of the Board is selected from among the members, by the members. No more than two of the public sector members can affiliate with the same political party.

https://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?req=granuleid:USC-prelim-title42-section10703&num=0&edition=prelim

The SJI does not post an organizational chart on its website.

ACTIVITIES

The SJI develops solutions to common issues faced by State courts; provides practical products to judges and court staff; ensures that effective approaches in one State are quickly and economically shared with other courts nationwide; and supports national, regional, and instate educational programs to accelerate the transfer of solutions. To accomplish these broad objectives, the SJI is authorized to provide funds through grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts to the State courts and to organizations that support them.

http://www.sji.gov/about-sji

Sources of Information

Archived Records

"Records of the State Justice Institute, 1990 - 2013" have been accessioned by the National Archives and Records Administration. The collection identifier is SJI.

https://catalog.archives.gov/id/7459146

Budget Request

The SJI posted its "Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request" to Congress in Portable Document Format (PDF) on its website.

http://www.sji.gov/wp/wp-content/uploads/FY-2019-SJI-Budget-Request.pdf

Forms

Documents to view and print are posted online in Portable Document Format (PDF). These documents include a number of forms: assurances, consultant rate, disclosure of lobbying activities, grant application, project budget, reimbursement request, and State approval certificate.

http://www.sji.gov/forms

Grants

Information on various award and grant types—curriculum adaptation and training grants, the education support program, project grants, and technical assistance grants—is available online.

http://www.sji.gov/grants

History

In 2014, the SJI published its 30th Anniversary Report, which offers a retrospective overview of achievements over the past three decades.

http://www.sji.gov/wp/wp-content/uploads/SJI-30th-Anniversary-Report.pdf

Investment

The SJI has posted its priority investment areas for fiscal year 2020.

http://www.sji.gov/priority-investment-areas

News

The SJI posts news items on its website.

http://www.sji.gov/news

Newsletter

Readers may subscribe to the monthly "SJI Newsletter" online.

http://www.sji.gov/newsletter-archives

Social Media

The SJI has a Facebook account.

https://www.facebook.com/SJI.gov

The SJI tweets announcements and other newsworthy items on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/statejustice

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