One of our core goals is to track and catalog the creation and evolution of justice technologies. Last year, with John Jay College, we released a report entitled Emerging Technologies and the Need for Evaluation. The aim of the report was to introduce justice stakeholders to the larger trends of government and civic technology, survey a variety of projects from around the country, and finally provide actionable steps to research and evaluate these projects to improve their impact. A concise summary of where we want this work to go can be found in a piece we wrote for Civicist.
This was the first report of its kind at John Jay, making its release an exciting moment for this nascent area of criminal justice reform.
You can access our ever growing spreadsheet of projects. While there, if you see something missing you can add it through the form button at the top of each page. We are working to build out a user friendly website in 2017.
In the meantime, if you are developing or have deployed a project and are looking for research and evaluation, let us know.