John R. Justice Student Loan Repayment Program for State and Federal Public Defenders and State Prosecutors

John R. Justice Student Loan Repayment Program (JRJ) will provide 10 million dollars in loan repayment assistance to state and federal public defenders and state prosecutors who agree to remain employed as public defenders and prosecutors for at least three years.

JRJ will be administered by Governor-designated state agencies that must register and apply by 8:00 p.m. eastern time on July 13, 2010.  Funds will be available to states based on the total population of each state with a minimum base allocation of $100,000. Please work to ensure that your governor designates a state agency in advance of the deadline.

Equal Justice Works has posted a JRJ webpage which will be updated as information becomes available and has scheduled two webinars to help prosecutors and defenders interested in the program.