What we Do

Justice Codes strives for a fairer and more just criminal justice system. We believe that can be accomplished through a better understanding of how technology can help those with system contact. 

Currently, the criminal justice system is trying to evolve. However, legacy systems, budgetary restraints, and the generally conservative nature of legal and government systems all dovetail into an antiquated bureaucracy. We can do better.

Justice Codes works closely with system stakeholders, startups, legal aid organizations, and universities to achieve our pursuits. Our core competencies are:

  • Researching and evaluating the impact tools are creating in the justice space. We use this as an opportunity to create accessible reports to help stakeholders and developers improve their work.

  • Managing and consulting on the creation of new tools through the product-cycle for non-profits and government clients.

  • Cataloging criminal justice tech projects around the globe.

  • Improving public dialogue around novel issues raised by new technologies in the justice system. Our written work can be found in the likes of Wired, Technical.ly, and the ABA Journal. We are also invited speakers to events put on by the Government Accountability Office, the Legal Services Corp., and the National Academy of Sciences. We are also members of the IEEE's Law Committee to help create general principles regarding AI’s use in legal processes.

We have an open data, open source, open door policy. If you have any questions or want to float an idea, we want to hear from you. Together we can begin to bring our criminal justice system into the 21st century by making it more humane, fair, and accessible.

Justice Codes is a tax exempt Maryland organization.