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“What do you mean grant writing is the easiest part?” I was recently asked by one of my clients, who had just spent months moving bureaucratic mountains trying to get his city to approve the hiring of a grant writer. I repeated my initial statement, but this time added, “it’s figuring out what you want to buy that is difficult.”

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The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) recently released its State and Territory Fact Sheets for fiscal year (FY) 2014. The fact sheets are updated annually and summarize funding provided by BJA during FY 2014 across all jurisdictions in a particular state or territory. Additionally, the fact sheets provide state- or territory-specific statistics on justice personnel and crime/arrest data during the fiscal year.

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The right to a speedy trial is one of the most basic guarantees of the U.S. Constitution, yet a host of variables can interfere with efficient courtroom proceedings. The practice of caseflow management helps to mitigate these variables – coordinating court processes and resources so that cases progress in a timely fashion from filing to disposition (i.e., sentencing or final settlement). Caseflow management best practices require an active effort by both judges and court managers to establish appropriate expectations, use tools to monitor actual performance against expectations, and ensure accountability for addressing issues.

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