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Reforming New Orleans' Criminal Justice System: The Role of Data and Research

Event Dates
September 1, 2012, 12:00 am EDT
Event Duration
1:22:08
Location
Online

With its criminal justice system in disarray following Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans invited the Vera Institute of Justice to examine the city's court and jail operations. For five years, Vera has been tracking arrest-to-first-appearance time, custodial arrests versus summonses, the granting of pretrial release, and many other decision-making points. Based on analysis of these data, Vera is making policy recommendations to assist with the implementation of new procedures and to ensure performance monitoring.

Like other jurisdictions, New Orleans had never collected court, jail, and other justice system data in ways that could inform policy development. Vera's work has demonstrated to key stakeholders that data capture and analysis can be critical. Learn more about these successes, the continuing challenges of replacing a jurisdiction's existing data systems, and how costs and other institutional issues will test the "acceptance" of critical criminal justice policies in the years to come.

Event Type
Seminar
Event Option(s)
Online, On demand
Host(s)
National Institute of Justice
Registration Status
Not Required
Eligibility
Free and open to all
Date Created: May 7, 2013