The Justice Management Institute (JMI) was honored to co-host a Data Driven Justice workshop with the White House and the Laura and John Arnold Foundation on October 28th. The daylong workshop brought together the National Network of Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (NNCJCC) members and other leaders from criminal justice coordinating councils around the country, university researchers, and representatives from criminal justice associations to focus on accelerating justice system data sharing to reduce incarceration.
The event featured presentations from local jurisdictions as well as presenters from the White House including: Jerry Abramson, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs; Neil Eggleston, White House Counsel; DJ Patil, U.S. Chief Data Scientist; Vanita Gupta, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General; and Roy Austin, Deputy Assistant to the President for Urban Affairs, Justice, and Opportunity. The events of the day also included resource demonstrations and brainstorming sessions on developing and using criminal justice data at the local level. Several areas were identified throughout the day as offering promise for enhancing the criminal justice system through data, and the ideas included leveraging public health and criminal justice data systems, creating “playbooks” on shaping data driven justice models, and expanding mapping processes to address long-standing criminal justice issues.
On the evening before the White House workshop, JMI was pleased to hold a special reception for the NNCJCC members at the W Washington D.C. Hotel. The reception was an opportunity for longstanding network members to re-connect and for the newest members, who joined in September, to be introduced. JMI is proud to sponsor and support the NNCJCC and looks forward to offering future opportunities for Network members.