How are states beginning to use the American Rescue Plan Act funding to support courts?

The State of Georgia has allocated up to $110 million in ARPA funds to address court backlogs of cases. Of that, the Judicial Council of Georgia and its Administrative Office of the Courts will administer up to $96 million in grants to courts, prosecutors, and related agencies and $14 million is allocated to the Georgia Public Defender Council for grants to public defenders.  For more information about Georgia’s approach, see here. Additional information about how funding is being allocated for access to justice can be found at the National Conference for State Legislatures’ site.