Indiana Supreme Court
Division of State Court Administration
30 S. Meridian Street, Ste. 500
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Lilia G. Judson, Esq.
Interim Chief Administrative Officer
Court Reform Grant funds are available to assist courts in a district or county in addressing two common issues facing trial courts -- improving court accessibility for limited English proficiency (LEP) litigants, and managing an increasing caseload of unrepresented litigants (URLs). During the 2015 grant cycle, one-time grants of up to $50,000 were available to help courts improve processes to better meet the needs of LEP litigants (for example, by installing video court interpreting systems or purchasing "I Speak" cards). Grants of up to $50,000 were also available to help courts to develop and staff facilitation programs to streamline and organize cases involving URLs.
In 2015, the Supreme Court awarded more than $450,000 to 16 courts across the state for the implementation of URL facilitation programs, the training and certification of court interpreters, and the purchase and installation of translating equipment to help improve the delivery of court services to those who cannot afford an attorney or are not proficient in English. Since 2008, the Court has distributed nearly $3 million in grants to create more efficient court systems throughout the state.
For questions or for more information about the Court Reform Grants, please contact:
Access the budget form, cash request form, and required grant report forms to be submitted to the Division.