How to Make Justice Count: Introducing Consensus-Driven Metrics for Criminal Justice Data
Criminal justice policymakers are often forced to make crucial decisions using limited or outdated criminal justice data. Accurate, accessible, and actionable data is essential to building stronger and safer communities. That’s why Justice Counts is empowering data-driven decision-making today and planning for better criminal justice data tomorrow. This national event on May 4, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. ET will mark a critical step forward in that effort: introducing the first set of Justice Counts metrics.
The metrics were developed by more than 100 people, agencies, and entities who poured hundreds of hours into balancing a complex range of issues to reach consensus on an essential set of metrics. Now that the metrics have been developed, we need to start putting them to work. We invite criminal justice practitioners from across the U.S. to join us in creating a stronger information infrastructure for the justice system by learning how to mobilize these metrics in your own states.
Justice Counts is a consensus-building initiative of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) led by The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center to help criminal justice policymakers across the country make better decisions with actionable data that’s more accurate, accessible, and actionable.
- Amy Solomon, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of the Assistant Attorney General
- Justin Forkner, Chief Administrative Officer, Indiana Supreme Court
- Abigale Jasinsky, Deputy Director of Policy, Office of Tennessee Governor Bill Lee
- Kelly Mitchell, Executive Director, Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice
- Anne Precythe, Director, Missouri Department of Corrections (moderator)
- Abdul D. Pridgen, Chief of Police, City of San Leandro, California
- Kashif Siddiqui, Director of Fiscal Operations, Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office, Massachusetts
- Nicole Sullivan, Deputy Secretary for Analysis, Programming and Policy, North Carolina Department of Public Safety
Justice Counts seeks to do the same for criminal justice data. It brings together metrics from multiple criminal…Read More