SJI was established by the State Justice Institute Authorization Act of 1984 (42 U.S.C. 10701 et seq.) to improve the administration of justice in the state courts of the United States. The SJI Board of Directors has established Priority Investment Areas for grant funding. For FY2023 Priority Investment Areas, see https://www.sji.gov/priority-investment-areas/ .
Project Grants are the centerpiece of SJI’s efforts to improve the administration of justice in state courts nationwide. Project Grants are intended to support innovative education and training, demonstration, and technical assistance projects that can improve the administration of justice in state courts locally or nationwide.