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John R. Justice Student Loan Repayment Program

Applications are being accepted until December 31st, 2018, for the 2018 John R. Justice Student Loan Repayment Program.  All applications must be received or postmarked on or before this day. To be considered for the loan repayment program you will be required to submit the application and service agreement that best fits your situation.

      2018 JOHN R JUSTICE GRANT PROGRAM APPLICATION 

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      2018 JOHN R JUSTICE GRANT SERVICE AGREEMENTS - Please select the one that best fits your situation

 

Prosecutor - a full-time employee of a state or local government (including tribal government) who is continually licensed to practice law and prosecutes criminal or juvenile delinquency cases at the state or local government level (including supervision, education, or training of other persons prosecuting such cases) (34 U.S.C. 10671(b)(1)). Prosecutors who are employees of the federal government are not eligible.  

 

Public Defender - an attorney who is continually licensed to practice law and is a full-time employee of a state or local government (including tribal government) who provides legal representation to indigent persons in criminal or juvenile delinquency cases, including supervision, education, or training of other persons providing such representation; is a full-time employee of a nonprofit organization operating under a contract with a state or local government who devotes substantially all of their full-time employment to providing legal representation to indigent persons in criminal or juvenile delinquency cases, including supervision, education, or training of other persons providing such representation; or employed as a full-time federal defender attorney in a defender organization pursuant to Subsection(g) of section 3006A of Title 18, United States Code, that provides legal representation to indigent persons in criminal or juvenile delinquency cases (34 U.S.C. 10671(b)(2)).

 

BJA, in its discretion, has determined that policy and ethical considerations preclude elected officials from being eligible. 

Applications and supporting documents with original signatures must be submitted to the address below.  Please make sure to attach a recent loan statement that provides the details listed on the application. 

Lynell Erickson
Office of Attorney General
1302 E Hwy 14 Suite 1
Pierre, SD 57501