About Us

The County, Court, and Justice Leaders: A Framework for Cross-System Collaboration is an initiative supported by the State Justice Institute to provide support to cross-sector teams to align the activities of county, court, and justice leaders to support the development of shared strategies. This project was initiated by working with nine sites who received support and facilitation during the planning process from a diverse project team that includes Rulo Strategies, Praxis Consulting, and the National Association of Counties. Learn more about the sites and project partners below.

Rulo Strategies

Rulo Strategies is a woman-owned business focused on supporting and evaluating initiatives to foster collaboration between diverse stakeholders with distinct but complementary missions. Founder Tara Kunkel served as a Senior Policy Advisor to the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), where she advised on the policy direction of all opioid-related and overdose prevention initiatives.

Learn more at rulostrategies.com.


National Association of Counties

The National Association of Counties (NACo) strengthens America’s counties, serving nearly 40,000 county elected officials and 3.6 million county employees. Founded in 1935, NACo unites county officials to: Advocate county priorities in federal policymaking; Promote exemplary county policies and practices; Nurture leadership skills and expand knowledge networks; Optimize county and taxpayer resources and cost savings, and Enrich the public’s understanding of county government.

Learn more at naco.org.

Praxis Consulting, Inc.

PRAXIS Consulting, Inc. is a small, woman-owned, Denver-based firm specializing in organizational psychology and behavior, organizational development, and performance improvement. PRAXIS’ services and approaches help organizations elevate performance and improve employee satisfaction, engagement, and well-being.

Learn more at praxisconsulting.org.

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State Justice Institute

The State Justice Institute (SJI) was established by federal law in 1984 to award grants to improve the quality of justice in state courts and foster innovative, efficient solutions to common issues faced by all courts. SJI is a non-profit corporation governed by an 11-member Board of Directors appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate.

Learn more at sji.gov.


Project Sites

The project partners worked with the nine sites to develop strategies to enhance services and programs for justice-involved individuals.