Upcoming events

Tier 2 Public Feedback Opportunity Information Sessions

Justice Counts is currently collecting feedback about proposed Tier 2 Metrics, which will guide the future of policymaking through cutting-edge, easily accessible data for criminal justice agencies nationwide. These metrics empower criminal justice agencies to tell their stories and enable decision-makers to make informed, impactful decisions about public safety. The Tier 2 Metrics cover almost every part of the criminal justice system, including law enforcement, courts, prosecution and defense offices, and corrections. We need to hear from members of the public such as yourself on these metrics before the deadline on June 25, 2024, 5 p.m. ET.  

To support the public in providing feedback, Justice Counts is hosting four informational sessions for key constituencies: 


Justice Counts Information Session – General Audience   
Wednesday, May 29 at 2 p.m. ET (45 minutes) 

This session is appropriate for anyone interested in learning more about Justice Counts and the public feedback opportunity. Please send questions you would like us to address to justicecounts@csg.org by 5 p.m. ET on May 23, 2024. 


Justice Counts Information Session – Criminal Justice Practitioner Audience 
Wednesday, May 29 at 3 p.m. ET (45 minutes) 

This session is tailored for people who work in a criminal justice agency or agency that directly supports criminal justice agency work. However, anyone interested in learning more about Justice Counts and the public feedback opportunity is welcome to attend. Please send questions you would like us to address to justicecounts@csg.org by 5 p.m. ET on May 23. 


Justice Counts Information Session – Policymaker Audience 
Thursday, May 30 at 12 p.m. ET (45 minutes) 

This session is tailored for legislators and other elected or appointed officials who do not work in the criminal justice system but are interested in using better data in their policy decisions. However, anyone interested in learning more about Justice Counts and the public feedback opportunity is welcome to attend. Please send questions you would like us to address to justicecounts@csg.org by 5 p.m. ET on May 24. 


Justice Counts Information Session – Community Audience  
Thursday, May 30 at 1 p.m. ET (45 minutes) 

The session is tailored for community-based organizations and other community members who are not elected officials or employees within the criminal justice system. However, anyone interested in learning more about Justice Counts and the public feedback opportunity is welcome to attend. Please send questions you would like us to address to justicecounts@csg.org by 5 p.m. ET on May 24. 


Past events

Justice Counts: 2022 Highlights and What’s Ahead

December 2022

Justice Counts made significant progress in its mission to improve the accessibility and usability of criminal justice data this year—the initiative launched to the public, the first tier of metrics was released, the first states and agencies signed on, and more.

Join us for a whirlwind tour of these and other highlights from this year’s achievements and dive deep with us on a few of the most exciting developments that will carry us into 2023.

Thank you to all who contributed to this outstanding roster of achievements!



Justice Counts Work Session Series

October 24-26, 2022

Between October 24 and 26, 2022, the Justice Counts team from The Council of State Governments Justice Center, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs’ Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), and Justice Counts partners hosted seven work sessions on the Justice Counts Tier 1 Metrics and their corresponding Technical Implementation Guides.  

Each sector-specific work session included (1) a presentation of the draft Technical Implementation Guide for that sector’s metrics; (2) a deep-dive discussion designed to further shape the definitions, fields, and agency-specific customizations in the forthcoming Justice Counts data infrastructure; and (3) a conversation about potential barriers to implementing the Justice Counts metrics. These sessions were valuable learning opportunities for both session participants and the Justice Counts team. The information gained from these critical conversations helped shape work with project partners leading to the release of the final Technical Implementation Guides that agencies use as part of the Justice Counts onboarding process.  

Event Speakers:  

  • Katie Mosehauer, Deputy Division Director, State Initiatives, CSG Justice Center   
  • Laura van der Lugt, Deputy Program Director, Justice Counts, CSG Justice Center   
  • Matt Herman, Data Scientist II, Research, CSG Justice Center   
  • Sarah Lee, Senior Policy Analyst, Justice Counts, CSG Justice Center  

How to Make Justice Count: Introducing Consensus-Driven Metrics for Criminal Justice Data

May 4, 2022, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm, Eastern

Criminal justice policymakers are often forced to make crucial decisions using limited or outdated criminal justice data. Accurate, accessible, and actionable data is essential to building stronger and safer communities. That’s why Justice Counts is empowering data-driven decision-making today and planning for better criminal justice data tomorrow.


Safety and Justice Deserve Better Data: Justice Counts National Launch

January 26, 2022, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm, Eastern

Policymakers are often forced to make critical decisions about the safety of their constituents using limited or stale criminal justice data. But access to clean, updated data is essential to charting a path to safer, more equitable communities. This national event explored the significant shortcomings of data in the criminal justice system and introduced a bold solution comprising an unprecedented coalition of partners committed to creating a stronger information infrastructure for the justice system: Justice Counts. Justice Counts is a consensus-building initiative of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance led by The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center to help criminal justice policymakers across the country make better decisions with data that’s more timely, less disjointed, and as useful as possible.