Developed with support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance and led by The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, Justice Counts is a national, consensus-building initiative designed to help policymakers make better decisions with criminal justice data that are more timely, less disjointed, and as useful as possible.
Justice Counts comprises 21 partner organizations representing officials at every corner of our nation’s state, county, and municipal justice systems. The Justice Counts initiative is guided by a steering committee of active state and local officials—from law enforcement, to corrections, to legislatures, and beyond.
Through this effort, the CSG Justice Center will:
- Aggregate publicly available data from each of the 50 states to provide timely, integrated information and identify opportunities to improve data collection, analysis, and reporting.
- Develop an essential set of criminal justice metrics that every public official needs to inform budget and policy decisions.
- Create a range of tools that will enable policymakers and practitioners to improve how their state or locality collects, analyzes, and reports criminal justice data.
Visit the Justice Counts website to learn more about this initiative.