Sneak Preview: California Sentencing Institute Upgrade
In 2009, CJCJ launched its California Sentencing Institute
(CASI) as the foundation for data and research driven commentary on the broader public safety dialogue. The interactive map reveals detailed crime and incarceration trends for California's 58 counties, and it's about to get better...
CJCJ will launch a newly developed CASI early next week! The new map will feature interactive filters, county comparisons, geographic visualizations, and fully downloadable excel datasets.
Access to criminal and juvenile justice related data is of the utmost importance as policymakers evaluate outcomes of criminal and juvenile justice practices. In the face of some of the most sweeping reforms in California, including AB 109 adult realignment and continued juvenile justice realignment, these data are even more crucial to understanding the justice system and improving public safety.
While counties continue to develop the infrastructure for consistent and accurate data collection, several statewide databases already hold important and valuable information on the local and statewide systems, but often these data are difficult to access and analyze.
CJCJ designed CASI to be used by county agencies, practitioners, criminal justice stakeholders, researchers, and the general public to provide comprehensive analysis of sentencing policies and practices across the state. Over the next few months, CJCJ will update the site with the latest data as it becomes available, and will be launching a juvenile justice version of the map in the Fall 2012.
Posted in Blog, Technical Assistance
Explore how California’s 58 counties send their residents to correctional institutions with interactive maps, charts, and downloadable data.