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Justice Counts Initiative Launched

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The Department of Justice has launched Justice Counts, an effort to help states make smarter policy and budget decisions using up-to-date, actionable criminal justice data.

The initiative, announced by Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta during a January 2022 virtual conference with criminal justice practitioners and researchers, is led by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and the Council of State Governments Justice Center in collaboration with 21 professional associations representing every part of the criminal justice system.

“This impressive collaborative of partners is working together to make criminal justice data visible, digestible, actionable and transparent,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Amy L. Solomon of the Office of Justice Programs.

States and localities and agencies therein will receive tools and assistance from Justice Counts partners to adopt metrics and use the data to inform their decision-making.

Access the following pages and resources to learn more about Justice Counts:

Date Published: January 26, 2022