Data Fellowship Launches to Support Criminal Justice Transparency in Florida.
ab1630's bookmarks 2018-07-18
"...Just weeks ago, Florida passed into law a bill that will make the state’s criminal justice system the most transparent in the country. The law requires the state’s 67 counties to collect the same data, record it in the same way and store it in the same public place. This is great news, but there is a steep road ahead to achieve the data transparency the legislation wants. This is where we come in, and hopefully, where you come in! MFJ is supporting the implementation of the new legislation, initially through a pilot in the 6th Judicial Circuit (Pasco and Pinellas counties) that will embed at least one Data Fellow within the Clerk of Courts Office of each county. We’re looking for people with a mix of coding, data wrangling, and systems change skills and experience who are also familiar with how the criminal justice system operates. We’ll be coordinating this pilot and providing air cover for the fellows, with an eye to successful implementation of the law, and hopefully flowing into a 20+ data fellow program scaling across the entire state...."