In this issue:
- Smart Defense Initiative Expands. NLADA announces the newest Smart Defense project and additional opportunities for training and technical assistance funded by BJA.
- This Month’s Highlights: Progress and Challenges Across the Sites. Public Policy Research Institute previews the Texas web portal and tests data collection from five counties. Wisconsin State Public Defender enjoys new management efficiency from increased reporting capacity. Alameda County Public Defender’s Office reports representing over 3,000 clients at arraignment, thanks to Smart Defense grant. New York City prepares a budget request for a new case management system, plus additional staff, to support its assigned counsel plan. Contra Costa County Public Defender begins serving individuals facing misdemeanor citations. Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy develops web-based reporting tool for contract attorneys.
- Upcoming Events. Save the dates for this year’s Smart Defense Inter-site Summit, Smart Suite Fellows Academy, and site visits.
Advice on Grant Adjustments. How to request additional time and make other modifications to your BJA grant project.