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DOJ funds state court safety survey in wake of killings

[JURIST] The US Justice Department announced Wednesday it will award $100,000 to the National Center for State Courts to review judicial safety and security. The review will evaluate security-conscious designs for new courthouses, staff training for security equipment, emergency preparedness and common standards for protecting judges and others. Court security came to the fore earlier this month after the shooting deaths of judges and relatives of judges in Atlanta [JURIST report] and Chicago [JURIST report] and a US Judicial Conference recommendation for greater "off-site" security measures [JURIST report]. Read the DOJ press release announcing the grant. AP has more. The National Center for State Courts elaborates their security proposals in a recent press release.

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