The Chicago Data Collaborative - Understanding Our Criminal Justice System

March 7, 2018

Join representatives from City Tech, DataMade, Injustice Watch, and others to learn more about the newly launched Chicago Data Collaborative. The Chicago Data Collaborative is a cooperative effort by newsrooms, academics, and nonprofit researchers to help each other understand our criminal justice system. Together, we work to get data from public agencies, organize and document that data, and link the data together. By sharing capacity and organizing data from multiple points of contact—including investigatory stops, arrests, court cases, and lockup—we seek to paint a comprehensive portrait of the system as a whole. The founding members of the Chicago Data Collaborative are Injustice Watch, Invisible Institute, Lucy Parsons Labs, Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice, DataMade, City Tech and Adler University’s Center for Equitable Cities. In 2016, the group won a planning grant from the McCormick Foundation to design an innovative cooperative model to share and acquire more data, and build a pilot database to fuel new criminal justice reporting. More information about the Chicago Data Collaborative can be found by visiting https://chicagodatacollaborative.org or emailing info@chicagodatacollaborative.org.

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