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

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Tiny Chat 109: Applying for BJA Grant Funding

Do you like money for court programs? There is a new stream of funding—$750 million over five years—from the U.S Department of Justice for Byrne-SCIP in the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act. Funding is allocated across the country via formula, and courts should both apply and be engaged in the advisory board process. Zach and Danielle are joined by Michelle Garcia, Deputy Director for Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice to explain all the details.

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Tiny Chat 108: Pandemic Procedural Changes Aren't Scary

Your court made lots of changes to adapt to the pandemic, everything from relaxing wet signature requirements to improved clear communication to modified calendaring practices. Change is often scary, but none of these changes should spook you. Introducing Lonni Summers, our terrific and totally not terrifying colleague, who drafted the Procedural Improvements Toolkit — which should be a go-to resource for anyone looking to embrace progress.

Follow along at home with our take on the Macbeth poem: Three Witches Take on Pandemic Procedural Improvement

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Tiny Chat 107: Neighborhood CO Listening Tour

How do you know what people think of your court? What can you do to be responsive to your community and stakeholders? Ask them!

Justice Melissa Hart of the Colorado Supreme Court joins NCSC's Zach Zarnow and Danielle Hirsch in this Tiny Chat episode to discuss the Colorado Courts listening tour - why they did it, what they learned and how your court can follow suit.

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