Founding States, Counties & Cities
The Justice Counts initiative thrives off the participation of states, counties, cities, and individual agencies around the country. These participants are leading the way to improving criminal justice data. We applaud their efforts in making their data more usable and accessible to help inform other agencies and policymakers about the trends in their work.
Interesting in participating? Email email@example.com to get involved!
Alpha Tester Agencies
Alpha testers are a group of boundary-pushing criminal justice agencies across the country that signed on to be the first to test the digital infrastructure and help build out its functionality. They made significant contributions to the digital infrastructure as it stands today.
- Clackamas County Jail (Oregon)
- Douglas County District Attorney’s Office (Georgia)
- Georgia Department of Community Supervision
- Indiana Public Defender Commission
- Muskegon County Prosecutor (Michigan)
- North Carolina Department of Public Safety
- Oregon Judicial Department
- San Leandro Police Department (California)
- Seattle Police Department (Washington)
- Yavapai County Attorney’s Office (Arizona)
Founding States (or beta testers) are committed to better data across their criminal justice systems. Rather than single agencies opting into Justice Counts, Founding States take a system-level approach and strive for adoption of Justice Counts metrics in all sectors.
Founding States receive intensive short-term assistance to onboard at least one agency from each of the seven Justice Counts sectors, as well as direct support for policymakers to understand and effectively use the metrics to drive policy and budget decisions. There are multiple ways to become a Founding State.
- New Mexico
- Franklin County, Ohio
Implementation Grant States
The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs’ Bureau of Justice Assistance ran a grant competition in 2022 for states to work toward broad, systemwide implementation of Justice Counts metrics. Grantees receive three years of funding and technical assistance to map out and implement their approach to agency recruitment and use of the metrics, with a goal of achieving Justice Counts participation from a majority of criminal justice agencies in their states.
- Arizona – The Arizona Criminal Justice Commission will fund a 2021 legislative mandate to identify reportable data housed at agencies and make it sharable.
- Georgia – Georgia Judicial Council + Administrative Office of the Courts will connect and aggregate case data from 400+ local courts.
- Illinois – The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority will create and implement a new vision for public data dissemination guided by the metrics.
- North Carolina – The North Carolina Department of Public Safety will educate the sectors and create a sustainable workplan for ongoing participation.
- Oregon – The Oregon Criminal Justice Commission will align existing data with the metrics.
- Wisconsin –The Wisconsin Department of Justice will make public facing dashboards expanding on a statewide criminal justice data sharing project as well as work with statewide partners to identify applicable metrics and work towards their statewide implementation.