Office of Justice Programs

Juli Ana Grant, Senior Policy Advisor

Juli Ana Grant is a senior policy advisor for the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART) in the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs. She advises three states and more than 30 tribes on sex offender registration and notification. In addition, Ms. Grant provides training and technical assistance to states and tribes on matters related to sex offender management, including specialized trainings for tribes that are developing these systems for the first time. Ms. Grant also works on the Tribal Access Project, a collaborative project providing tribes with the ability to access federal information-sharing databases, and the Native American Sex Offender Management project, which assists and supports tribes monitoring offenders in their communities. Prior to taking her position at SMART in 2010, Ms. Grant worked for the Office on Violence Against Women.

Prior to the Department of Justice, Ms. Grant managed the Sex Offense Management and Domestic Violence Programs and the Tribal Justice Exchange Project at the Center for Court Innovation, overseeing development and implementation of sex offense management programs, specialized sex offense courts and domestic violence courts in New York state, including developing collaborative projects, coordinating grant writing for innovative approaches, training advocates and other professionals and participating in countywide and statewide management committees. As part of the Tribal Justice Exchange Project team, Ms. Grant helped ensure tribal communities had access to training and ongoing technical assistance about problem-solving community-based practices and encouraged formal collaborations between traditional tribal justice systems and state and local court systems, as well as identifying and disseminating best practices developed in Indian country that could help strengthen public safety initiatives elsewhere in the U.S. In addition, she provided technical assistance to states on domestic violence issues to help design and develop protocols, research projects, service plans, resources and techniques for documenting results.

Before joining the center, Ms. Grant was the director of the primary victim services agency in Brooklyn Criminal, Community and Supreme Courts, the Kings County District Attorney's Office and the Brooklyn Family Justice Center, overseeing staff providing crisis intervention, social services and restitution to victims of crime, as well as child care to families involved in the criminal courts system. In addition to supervising staff and services, Ms. Grant participated in planning committees, expanded outreach to underserved communities and developed early intervention projects for domestic and sexual violence victims.

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