In the fall of 1992, what is now the Justice Management Institute was first envisioned. This new non-profit organization, then called The Court Management Group, was created by small group of justice system experts in Denver, Colorado. In January of 1993, they assembled more than 50 court leaders from the United States and Canada to discuss the future of this new organization. The group agreed on the new name of The Justice Management Institute and concluded that the organization would initially focus on trial court operations while planning to gradually broaden its scope to include other parts of the justice system. On January 12, 1993, The Justice Management Institute was officially incorporated as a non-profit organization in Colorado.
Today, JMI has built on that strong foundation and expanded from an almost exclusive focus on the courts to entire justice systems and other aspects of the adjudication process. JMI has also moved beyond the adult criminal justice system to include work in the areas of juvenile justice, civil justice, family law, and administrative law. JMI has earned a reputation as a reliable, objective, and fair organization that produces high quality outcomes for justice system professionals. Since its creation 25 years ago, the JMI staff has grown considerably and now offers a broad range of subject matter expertise in courts, prosecution, defense, pretrial services, technology, public administration, education, law, and economics as well as qualitative and quantitative research methodologies. Since its inception, JMI has been dedicated to its work in the United States and abroad to build better justice systems that are fair, equitable, effective, and efficient.
We are thrilled to celebrate 25 years of commitment and dedication to this effort and hope you’ll join us in celebrating many more years to come! Through 2018, we will continue to highlight the many successes of JMI over the last 25 years in our newsletters and on our website. Stay tuned!