Category: data collection

In Focus: Collecting and Analyzing Baseline Data

In Focus: Collecting and Analyzing Baseline Data is a new brief from the Stepping Up partners designed to help counties collect and analyze baseline data on the prevalence of people in their jails who have serious mental illnesses (SMI), specifically along the recommended four key measures: (1) the number of people booked into jail who have SMI; (2) …

Continue reading

Watch: Stepping Up–Collecting Data to Drive Change

Stepping Up recently premiered an animated video describing how counties can collect accurate, accessible data on the number of people entering their jails who have mental illnesses, a critical first step for making measurable reductions to the prevalence of mental illness in jails. Several counties across the country are already using the data they’ve collected …

Continue reading

Landmark Florida Legislation Sets New Standard for Data Collection and Transparency

By CSG Justice Center Staff Florida Governor Rick Scott signed legislation on March 30 making his state the first in the country to require all of its counties to collect data pertaining to courts, jails, policing, and prisons in a statewide system that is publicly accessible. The new legislation increases the amount of data collected …

Continue reading

Apply Now: Training and Technical Assistance Services for Pay for Success Projects

The Urban Institute has released a request for proposals to offer pro bono training and technical assistance (TTA) around pay for success (PFS) to communities across the country. The TTA will focus on stakeholder engagement, assistance with data access, collection and analysis, intervention design, and evaluation design. These services are intended to strengthen PFS projects by …

Continue reading

Task Force Delves into Missouri Prison Data

News Tribune By Tyler Wornell Analyzing data could be the key to effectively reforming Missouri’s criminal justice system, which has the eighth-highest incarceration rate in the nation. That will be the goal of the Justice Reinvestment Task Force — established by Gov. Eric Greitens via executive order June 30 — as it uses a data-driven …

Continue reading