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Thursday, May 31 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
How Can You Measure Your Criminal Justice System? All Of It!

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How Can You Measure Your Criminal Justice System? All Of It!

Steve Spiker, Data Evangelist, Measures for Justice

DESCRIPTION: Six years ago we were told that no-one could ever unlock and publish criminal justice system data for the USA, and that no-one would ever agree on standard measures. Today we have six entire states published, from arrest, to courts, to supervision, and we're adding more fast; we’ll have 20 states live by 2020. We're making open data in an opaque system with stakeholders across the country, and we're building open source tools as we go.

We will cover the process of getting agreement on the measures that illustrate a complex system, our massive data collection process, and our pipeline for processing these vast data into meaningful measures. We will show some of our soon to be released open source tech products that MfJ has built to do this work, from scraping, to data matching, and coding charges to align across counties and states. We’ll walkthrough our data portal and the ways we visualize these data, along with free data downloads. This session will also touch on innovative legislation that is making transparency in the criminal justice system a reality.

Lastly we’ll have a discussion about the ways you use, and wish to use criminal justice data in your communities and ways we might be able to work with your municipality.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: City, county and state government staff with an interest in the Criminal Justice system, as well as advocates who need these data. Secondary audience is technologists looking for new tools and data to use.

Thursday May 31, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Room 203