Initiative Support

The Justice for All Initiative is generously supported by the following Foundations. 








Justice for All Awardees

Click here to view the award announcement.

Initiative Partners

Justice for All In the News

March 30, 2017: Voices of the Governing Institute article highlights Justice for All Initiative and awardees

CCJ Resolutions

 2018Resolution 3 promotes the Justice for All Initiative and encourages states to undertake similar efforts.

 2015: Resolution 5 jump-starts the Justice for All Initiative. 

Justice for All Initiative

Justice for All Initiative Grows!  

Increasing the Justice for All Footprint  We are pleased to announce expansion of the Justice for All Initiative to include additional state award opportunities, guidance material revisions, and technical assistance. Check out the full Announcement and new Request for Proposals.

View a Q&A Session on the Justice for All RFP below!

Justice for All RFP from State Courts on Vimeo.

Request for Proposal Submissions are due on June 28, 2019.

CCJ Initiative Support & Awardee Lessons Learned

New Justice for All Support! CCJ/COSCA Resolution 3, Expanding Justice for All explicitly supports the Justice for All Initiative and encourages all states to undertake a strategic planning process to close their access to justice gaps. In addition, Open Society Foundations has generously joined the Public Welfare Foundation and The Kresge Foundation in supporting the Initiative. Additional information on these exciting developments can be found in this Announcement.

Awardee Planning Update: Justice for All awardee states recently completed their strategic planning processes and are looking forward to the implementation phase of the Initiative. Justice for All Lessons from the Field highlights key themes from the state plans and contains a link to the plans. 

About the Initiative

The Justice For All Initiative aims to support efforts by the states to include all relevant stakeholders in the civil justice community in a partnership to better understand, adopt, and move toward implementation of CCJ/COSCA Resolution 5 (Meaningful Access to Justice for All). The Initiative also seeks to enhance states’ commitment to reimagining how to work across organizational boundaries and optimize all available resources to advance access to justice for all. You can find more information about the Initiative here.

Strategic Planning Guidance Materials & Resources

Strategic Action Planning Materials: The Justice for All Strategic Planning guidance materials can be found here(Released August 3, 2016). 

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Messaging: The All Rise for Civil Justice campaign, a project of Voices for Civil Justice, provides an excellent toolkit (templates, story-telling best practices, etc.) for those interested in communicating effectively and powerfully around civil justice reform.

New research commissioned by Voices for Civil Justice (with financial support by the Public Welfare Foundation) can help inform messaging around Justice for All planning and implementation. The report "Building A Civil Justice System that Delivers Justice for All" explores public opinions about civil justice reform and legal aid and contains recommendations on strategic messaging. 

Inventory Assessment Data Sources: Justice for All awardee states are using a variety of data sources to complete their Justice for All inventory assessments and recognize the importance of understanding their users (and current non-users). A number of states are using GIS maps made available by the Self-Represented Litigation Network (SRLN) to explore this information. Access the maps.

Inventory Assessment Webinar: The NCSC hosted a webinar on the Justice for All inventory assessment process on July 31st. Attendees learned about the inventory assessment best practices, heard awardee states speak about their assessment experience, and posed relevant questions to initiative leaders and consultants. Watch the webinar here.


Email Danielle Hirsch or call her at 303-308-4318 if you have any questions about the RFP or guidance materials.