Projectskeyboard_arrow_rightData-Driven Criminal Justice

Data-Driven Criminal Justice

How can data be used to increase public safety and reduce incarceration?

    Governance Area
  • National Governance
  • Institution Type
  • Public Sector
  • Innovative Capability
  • Open data Big data Collective Intelligence Expert networks Open innovation Agile Research
  • Product Category
  • mapping policy or law strategy


Jurisdictions across the country have found success implementing new evidence-based practices to reduce jail and prison populations, link more people with effective treatment in their communities, and generate cost savings without corresponding increases in crime; yet challenges in collecting, sharing and analyzing data continue to present significant barriers to widespread adoption of proven reforms and stifle opportunities for new innovation.


United States


White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Laura and John Arnold Foundation


To accelerate trusted access to data for improved management of our criminal justice system, the Governance Lab with the support of the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, is working to articulate principles, policies, practices, and tools for trusted data sharing that safeguard civil liberties while maximizing the opportunity for evidence-based policy making and reform. The goal of the project is to enable greater collaboration between government and the research community to the end of improving effectiveness and legitimacy of our nation’s criminal justice system.

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Ana Tovar

Anirudh Dinesh

Beth Simone Noveck

Batu Sayici

Christopher Wong

Dinorah Cantú-Pedraza

Denny Tek