Tiny Chats

Tiny Chats are bite-sized annotated videos that touch on specific access to justice topics and court operations.

Federal Funding Case Studies

Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Use Program Federal grant launches innovative Massachusetts Trial Court program for court users and loved ones impacted by substance use
This study examines the Massachusetts Trial Courts efforts to launch Project NORTH, a program that provides "access to recovery support navigation, transportation, and certified sober housing for court-involved individuals impacted by substance abuse." This work is made possible through a three-year, $6 million COSSUP grant.
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Dedicated grant management staff help courts obtain funding, ensure compliance, and expand court services
Learn how three courts created dedicated staff positions for grants directors, managers, and/or analysts to increase funding in their states.
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Pandemic Recovery Funds Support Eviction Prevention in Cobb County, Georgia
This resource highlights the efforts of Cobb County, GA to launch the County's ERA Program by expanding court staff and working with rental assistance organizations, legal aid programs, and other service providers to ensure landlords and tenants get information and help securing available aid.
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Pandemic Recovery Funds Support Court-Based Eviction Programs in Cook County, Illinois
This resource provides insight and tips as to how Cook County collaborated with the Chicago Bar Foundation, courts, legal aid societies, and bar associations to help launch the Cook County Legal Aid for Housing and Debt (CCLAHD) initiative.
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STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant
Federally funded technology innovations in state courts to increase access to justice among victims of domestic violence.
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AmeriCorps Court-Based Navigator Programs
Programs that support state court partnerships and increase access to justice for self-represented litigants.
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Study Examines Effectiveness of Virtual Mediation in Parenting Disputes
In many parenting cases that have already escalated to court, mediation can serve as a useful intervention to facilitate communication.
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Title IV-D Supports Online Dispute Resolution in Ottawa County, Michigan
In December 2016, Ottawa County, Michigan used Title IV-D funding to launch a set of online dispute resolution (ODR) tools including texts to noncustodial parents regarding case status updates, texts about upcoming hearings, and a hearing check-in system to improve pre-hearing conferences.
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CDBG Supports Legal Help for Low-Income Tenants in Philadelphia
The Philadelphia Eviction Prevention Project (PEPP), which receives CDBG funding, is a collaboration among six organizations that provides comprehensive legal and social services to low-income tenants facing eviction.
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