The White House recently released a new Fact Sheet on "Launching the Data-Driven Justice Initiative: Disrupting the Cycle of Incarceration." Included in the fact sheet is the description of a partnership between the White House and the GovLab, under the direction of Network chair Beth Simone Noveck, to launch a coaching and mentoring program for those interested in implementing data-driven criminal justice initiatives.
From the Fact Sheet:
"New York University's (NYU) Governance Lab (The GovLab) has launched a Coaching Program for Data-Driven Criminal Justice Projects to provide 12 DDJ communities with a 10-week online coaching and mentoring program. The program will address strategies for sharing data among agencies to: mitigate the impact of bail, reduce recidivism, develop better programs for individuals with mental health and substance-use disorders, identify individuals who have had frequent contact with law enforcement and emergency medical services, and engage in more effective planning and coordination.The program will be repeated again in fall 2016."Last week,