Who We Are

Justice Counts comprises 21 partner organizations representing officials at every corner of our nation’s state, county, and municipal justice systems. The initiative is led by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance and The Council of State Governments Justice Center. Justice Counts is guided by a steering committee of active state and local officials—from law enforcement, to corrections, to legislatures, and beyond.


American Jail Association

American Probation and Parole Association

Correctional Leaders Association


International Association of Chiefs of Police

Justice Management Institute

Measures for Justice

National Association of Counties Research Foundation

National Association of State Budget Officers

National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors


National Criminal Justice Association

National Center for State Courts

National Conference of State Legislatures

National District Attorneys Association

National Governors Association

National Legal Aid & Defender Association

National Sheriffs’ Association

RAND Corporation


University of Cincinnati Corrections Institute

We believe that safety and justice deserves better data. An essential step in realizing this goal is the adoption of criminal justice metrics that provide timely, consistent data to policymakers and their communities. Consensus-driven metrics that account for variation in data collection, analysis, and reporting and that provide key insights on system trends, operations, and outcomes across all criminal justice sectors provide a new and crucial resource for the field. We believe that, together, we can make Justice Count.

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Steering Committee Members

Michael Boggs (chair), Presiding Justice, Supreme Court of Georgia

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Romain Alexander, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of the Governor, Delaware

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Jennifer Bailey, Administrative Judge, 11th Judicial Circuit, Florida

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Jeff Brandes, State Senator, Florida

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Kathy Buckley, Director, Pennsylvania Office of Victims’ Services, Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency

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Tani Cantil-Sakauye, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of California

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Bernice Corley, Executive Director, Indiana Public Defender Council

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Lee Eby, Captain, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, Oregon

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Tony Fish, Program Manager, Muscogee (Creek) Nation Reentry Program, Oklahoma

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Justin Forkner, Chief Administrative Officer, Indiana Supreme Court

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Claire Hall, County Commissioner, Lincoln County, Oregon

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Abigale Jasinsky, Deputy Director of Policy, Office of the Governor, Tennessee

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Peter John Koutoujian, Sheriff, Middlesex County, Massachusetts

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Valerie Mielke, Assistant Commissioner, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, New Jersey Department of Human Services

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Karhlton Moore, Director of the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)

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Michael Nail, Commissioner, Georgia Department of Community Supervision

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Sheila Polk, County Attorney, Yavapai County, Arizona

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Christopher Poulos, Director of Person-Centered Services, Washington State Department of Corrections

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Ruby Qazilbash, Associate Deputy Director, Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice

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Carlos Rivero, Chief Data Officer, Commonwealth of Virginia

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Dr. Beth Skinner, Director, Iowa Department of Corrections

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Nicole Sullivan, Deputy Secretary, Analysis, Programming and Policy, North Carolina Department of Public Safety

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Banci Tewolde, Associate Director, Virginia Public Safety, Department of Planning and Budget

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Dr. Heather Tubman-Carbone, Senior Policy Advisor, Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice

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Toni Walker, State Representative, Connecticut

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Paul F. Williams, Chief of Police, City of Springfield, Missouri

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Bennet Wright, Executive Director, Alabama Sentencing Commission