Launching the Data-Driven Justice Initiative: Disrupting the Cycle of Incarceration

Every year, more than 11 million people move through America’s 3,100 local jails, many on low-level, non-violent misdemeanors, costing local governments approximately $22 billion a year.In local jails, 64 percent of people suffer from mental illness, 68 percent have a substance abuse disorder, and 44 percent suffer from chronic health problems.Communities across the country have…

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Schools, Government Agencies Move to Share Student Data

The struggle to protect students’ privacy while making use of the data collected on them in school has for years been focused on the role of outside companies. But while that debate has raged in Congress and statehouses across the country, K-12 school systems in more than a dozen cities and counties have quietly begun…

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NYC Uses IDS to Evaluate Supportive Housing Program

The New York City Center for Innovation through Data Intelligence (CIDI), an AISP Network site, recently performed an outcomes study of a Good Shepherd Services’ supportive housing program for at-risk youth in NYC. The study utilized administrative data from different agencies in order to look at outcomes for youth enrolled in the program compared to…

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New CA Bill Cites Administrative Data

A bill recently introduced to the California State Senate – Assembly Bill (AB) 388 – refers to administrative data to reflect perils of foster youth involved in the juvenile justice system. It aims to prevent foster youth from being arrested or charged for misbehavior they would only experience in foster care. The bill would limit…

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Youth Released from Juvenile Rehabilitation Institutes Suffer from Homelessness

The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) with participation from the Research and Data Analysis Division (RDA) has released a report titled Impact of Homelessness on Youth Recently Released from Juvenile Rehabilitation Facilities. The population for this report consists of 962 youth offenders released from a JR institution in 2010 and 2011….

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