Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $662,769)
The Oregon Criminal Justice Commission (CJC) proposes to build a data-collection, organization, and sharing implementation plan, with our state and local government and criminal justice agency partners, and community partners, to establish common statewide justice system metrics. Our plan will make these metrics transparent, understandable to non-system actors, consistently available, and actionable for use in understanding and improving all aspects of multi-faceted system operation. Doing so will allow Oregon to accomplish the goals of the Justice Counts Implementation grant by: (1) performing extensive outreach to stakeholders of the public safety system in Oregon, (2) performing analysis on existing datasets, and (3) providing technical assistance to Oregon public safety partners to develop the most robust dataset possible.
Purpose of Project
1) To translate and standardize existing data with which the CJC has access to conform with the nationwide standards set forth by the Justice Counts National Board.
2) To engage public safety stakeholders across our Oregon and collaborate on strategies to organize and implement consistent, reliable access to existing available data and develop plans to collect data based on the standards from the Justice Counts National Board.
1) Internal technical work by the CJC’s agency staff to analyze existing data and determine which existing datasets are compatible with the Justice Counts National Board standards.
2) Perform strategic, deliberate outreach to public safety partners at all levels of the Oregon public safety system, and coordinate collaboration amongst partners to develop strategies for data collection and standardization.
3) Provide technical assistance on the tracking, collection, and transmission of primary public safety data measures.
1) Enhancing existing relationships and collaboration with all public safety partners to coordinate regular and long-term data sharing agreements,
2) Publishing public-facing data adhering to the Justice Counts “Tier 1” data metrics, and
3) Developing a long-term strategic vision for future data coordination sharing plans and resources needed for implementation of existing plans and for building upon the benefits of this program opportunity over time.
State of Oregon
Except when required otherwise, the CJC will make all project data available publicly on its website for the intended use of providing transparent, understandable information on the public safety system of the state.
The CJC expects the grant award to go towards enhancing agency staff capacity to facilitate and implement the primary goals of the Justice Counts initiative. No subrecipients are anticipated at this time.