James W. Stowell
At least two of the CNMI Judiciary’s Seven Strategic Plan goals were directly fulfilled by the Grants Office in 2018.
The State Justice Institute Human Trafficking Grant to the Judiciary was performed by consultant Dr. John A. Martin under contract with the Center for Public Policy Studies. The grant addresses a pressing need for greater Judiciary understanding of non-adversarial models.
Judiciary staff members spent over 800 hours in training and related discussions with Dr. Martin. Training focused on human trafficking identification and the scope and efficiency of the Judiciary’s case processing related to human trafficking. The justices and judges attended over 125 hours of sessions and discussions.