Between October 24 and 26, 2022, Justice Counts is hosting sector-specific work sessions as part of the Justice Counts Work Session Series to help define the data elements to include in Justice Counts metrics to empower data-driven decision-making. The Council of State Governments Justice Center, the Bureau of Justice Assistance, and Justice Counts partners will focus the work sessions on the Justice Counts Tier 1 metrics Technical Implementation Guides.
The Tier 1 metrics were developed by seven sector-specific subcommittees composed of practitioners and researchers who focused on determining the most useful and feasible metrics for policymakers to consider and for agencies to publish. The Justice Counts coalition has developed the Technical Implementation Guides, which expand upon the metrics to provide the information and explanations that criminal justice agencies will need to publish the metrics.
- October 24, 2022, 12 p.m. ET: Prison Technical Implementation Guide
- October 24, 2022, 2 p.m. ET: Community Supervision Technical Implementation Guide
- October 24, 2022, 3:30 p.m. ET: Jails Technical Implementation Guide
- October 25, 2022, 12 p.m. ET: Law Enforcement Technical Implementation Guide
- October 25, 2022, 3 p.m. ET: Defense Technical Implementation Guide
- October 26, 2022, 2 p.m. ET: Courts and Pretrial Operations Technical Implementation Guide
- October 26, 2022, 3:30 p.m. ET: Prosecution Technical Implementation Guide
Each sector-specific work session will include: (1) a presentation of the draft Technical Implementation Guide for that sector’s metrics; (2) a deep-dive discussion designed to further shape the definitions, fields, and agency-specific customizations in the forthcoming Justice Counts data infrastructure; and (3) a conversation about potential barriers to implementing the Justice Counts metrics.
The work sessions are intended primarily for agency staff who are likely to be involved in gathering the data recommended by the Justice Counts metrics and entering the data for their agency via the Justice Counts digital infrastructure. The sessions are geared toward a more technically oriented audience than most policymakers or agency leaders who are data-informed but not responsible for data management. However, the Justice Counts team welcomes any members of the public who wish to engage in a robust conversation about creating a flexible way to meaningfully define criminal justice data to participate in the work sessions.
- Katie Mosehauer, Program Director, State Initiatives, CSG Justice Center
- Laura van der Lugt, Deputy Program Director, State Initiatives, CSG Justice Center
- Matt Herman, Data Scientist II, Research, CSG Justice Center
- Sarah Lee, Senior Policy Analyst, State Initiatives, CSG Justice Center