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State Justice Institute

11951 Freedom Drive, Suite 1020, Reston, VA 20190



CHAIR Chase T. Rogers
Vice Chair Daniel J. Becker

Member David V. Brewer
Member Isabel Framer
Member Jonathan Lippman
Member Wilfredo Martinez
Member Marsha J. Rabiteau
Member Chase T. Rogers
Member Hernán D. Vera

Secretary Gayle A. Nachtigal
Treasurer John B. Nalbandian


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Jonathan D. Mattiello

The above list of key personnel was updated 07–2017.

The above list of key personnel was updated 07–2017.

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

The State Justice Institue (SJI) was established by the State Justice Institute Authorization Act of 1984 (42 U.S.C. 10701 et seq.) as a private, nonprofit corporation to further the development and improvement of judicial administration in the State courts.

An 11-member Board of Directors supervises the SJI. The President appoints the members with the advice and consent of the Senate. By law, the Board is composed of six judges, a State court administrator, and four members of the public—no more than two of the four public members can be affiliated with the same political party.

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 speed 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 court support organizations.

Sources of Information


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.


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.


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