CALIFORNIA has long been at the forefront of criminal justice innovation. Moreover, the state has embraced transparency, supporting an array of efforts to support access to and dissemination of criminal justice data. Amid the continuing evolution of California’s criminal justice system, these data—and public access thereto—have never been more important for assessing how these changes are being implemented and what benefits they are producing.
NEW YORK, Sept 5 - Amy Bach, Founder, Executive Director, and President of Measures for Justice (MFJ) was today awarded the Charles Bronfman Prize for 2018. MFJ is the first organization to use data to publicly measure how the criminal justice system is performing from arrest to post conviction in all counties across the United States.
Williamsburg, VA., (June 26, 2018) - Today the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) and Measures for Justice announced a new partnership to create comprehensive data standards for state and local courts. In an important first step towards full data transparency, the new “National Court Open Data Standards Project” will facilitate and accelerate safe access to county-level court data.
Measures for Justice (MFJ) released an open source software tool for extracting data from PDFs at Today's Code for America Summit
Measures for Justice Launches Groundbreaking Data Portal that Brings New Transparency to the Criminal Justice System.
NEW YORK, May 11, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — As a nationwide, bi-partisan push is underway to reform the broken criminal justice system, The Pershing Square Foundation announced today a $3.1 million grant in support of Measures for Justice (MFJ), the first non-profit organization to use 'big data' to track and compare the performance of county criminal justice systems across the country.