White House Data Driven Justice Call

The White House Data-Driven Justice (DDJ) initiative  is reaching out to county’s interested in demonstrating leadership to improve their criminal justice system’s response to people with mental illness.

The DDJ is a bipartisan coalition of states, counties, and cities committed to using data analytics to divert low-level offenders with mental illness out of the criminal justice system and to changing approaches to pre-trial incarceration so that low-risk offenders no longer stay in jail simply because they cannot afford a bond. To date, more than 80 jurisdictions covering more than 80 million Americans have joined this initiative, working together to scale effective, data-driven strategies to save taxpayer dollars and better serve their communities.

The White House is holding a forty-five minute call on Tuesday, September 27th to provide an overview of DDJ. The call they will be providing information about resources available from private sector, academic, and philanthropic organizations who have made commitments of support for DDJ community members. They will also use the call to answer questions and provide additional information on how your community can formally join the initiative.

If you have any questions, would like to participate in the call or join DDJ directly, please contact Lynn Overmann, Senior Advisor to the U.S. Chief Technology Officer, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President at  Lynn_D_Overmann@ostp.eop.gov or visit the White House Data-Driven Justice (DDJ) initiative website.

 

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