Commons is:

A data platform co-created by the public and their public servants that makes criminal justice data transparent & shared policy goals public.

  • Share a goal, meet that goal

    What if the district attorney, police chief, court, judges worked with community leaders to co-create a goal and track it publicly?

  • Look at trends month over month

    What if everyone could see their community's monthly criminal justice data broken down by demographics like race, indigency, or sex?

  • Share findings directly with policymakers and media

    What if you were invited to share what you find in a form that's easy to understand?

Where is commons?

  • East Baton Rouge, LA is in progress

  • Monroe, NY is in progress


These are your data. This is your criminal justice system.

Our Partners


  • The Sacramento Bee
  • CBS Sacramento - KOVR TV
  • Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
  • Vogue

What can court data from counties tell us?

Take a look at court data from more than 1300 counties across the country.

Who is Measures for Justice?

We develop tools that help communities reshape how the criminal justice system works.

Learn about data infrastructure across the country

Data quality and availability are at the heart of what Measures for Justice does. Take a look at the power and problem of criminal justice data in our twenty-state overview.