NCSC provides technical assistance and consulting services to all levels of courts nationwide. Projects may include short reviews and assessments of administrative policies and procedures, long-term studies and evaluations with policy recommendations, and direct support for establishing or modifying programs and services. We can also help find external technical assistance resources.
Areas of expertise
Access to justice
Major projects include Justice For All, the Eviction Diversion Initiative, support for remote hearings and self-represented litigants.
Featuring resources on mental and behavioral health and substance abuse issues, including the National Judicial Task Force to Examine State Courts’ Response to Mental Illness.
Children, families and elders
A hub that includes information on child welfare, Upstream, the Center for Elders and the Courts and the Cady Initiative for Family Justice Reform.
Communications, civics and disinformation
Learn about NCSC's civics education initiatives and social media resources, as well as disinformation and the annual State of the State Courts survey.
Court management and performance
Information on appellate courts, civil and criminal justice, CourTools, managing juries, caseflow management, workload studies and performance measurement.
Courthouse planning and security
Learn about court security, emergency preparedness and courthouse planning.
Baseline information from State Court Organization, plus information from the Court Statistics Project, the latest on data standards (NODS) and the Effective Criminal Case Management (ECCM) project.
Providing state courts with resources to overcome language barriers and improving services to individuals with limited English proficiency (LEP).
Leadership and governance
Learn about Just Horizons and work on mindfulness, and access the suite of Harvard Executive Session papers and State of the State Courts public opinion surveys.
Featuring the work of the Blueprint for Racial Justice and the latest news and resources to help courts reinforce their commitment to equal justice.
Get answers to your court questions
The Doctor Is In offers the court community an opportunity to speak with one or more of NCSC’s court services professionals on any desired court topic, for no charge and with no further obligation.