The Justice Programs Office (JPO) of the School of Public Affairs (SPA) at American University was established to support SPA's mission of applying the tools of scholarship and professionalism to the design and management of public programs. The Justice Programs Office provides technical assistance, research, evaluation, and training services to domestic and foreign government agencies and organizations in the area of justice system operations. JPO projects address a wide range of policy, program, resource, and operational issues relating to the administration of justice, coordination of public programs, and the delivery of justice system, social and related services. The office has conducted over 1,800 technical assistance, research, training, and evaluation projects, covering a wide range of justice system functions and operations, most notably in the area of criminal and civil case processing, juvenile justice, indigent defense services delivery, drug treatment courts and other "problem solving" initiatives, and the judicial system-corrections interface. See the list of "Publications" on the JPO website for a list of representative reports prepared by the JPO.
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