No Data, No Change: Measuring Justice One County at a Time

March 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
VISTA Collaboratory, Carlson Library
160 Trustee Rd
NY 14620

A Digital Humanities Lunch with Measures for Justice
Keturah Bixby (Data Wrangler)
Hillary Livingston (Research Fellow)

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | 12-2PM
VISTA Collaboratory, Carlson Library
University of Rochester River Campus

Measures For Justice (MFJ) is an independent non-profit organization that collects data from criminal justice agencies across the U.S. to measure the performance of local criminal justice. If you are interested in the real world applications of data, MFJ provides a roadmap with our criminal justice work. Collaboration between research and technology allowed us to create an interactive public data website, bringing transparency to criminal justice data and informing decision makers across the system. Working with multi-source raw data presents many challenges, but the methodology and tools we built allow us to standardize data and present it in a clear and contextualized manner for a wide range of audiences to utilize. Come discuss the trials and successes of working with criminal justice data, and how to take your research from academic projects to systemic impact.

Lunch will be provided!