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Dane County Community Justice Council

Data Forward

Data Sharing Initiative Update

The Dane County Criminal Justice Council and the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) have partnered to improve the criminal justice system through data sharing and analytics.  The NCCD has assisted the CJC in the development of an exploratory memorandum of understanding (MOU), strategic work plans, technical support, and determining markers of success.  Here is the February 2018 progress report.

Data Moving Dane Forward

The Dane County CJC has a long-term goal of creating a user-friendly centralized database where all agencies can share information and use data analysis to guide ongoing improvements and policy/practice reforms.

Currently, the CJC has endorsed a historic look at data utilizing the following data sets:

  • Madison Police Department
  • Dane County Sheriff's Office
  • Fitchburg Police Department
  • Middleton Police Department
  • Monona Police Department
  • Sun Prairie Police Department
  • Verona Police Department
  • Dane County District Attorney's Office
  • Dane County Courts Data

Data cover the time period starting January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2016. 

Dane CJC Data Sharing Feasibility Process Diagram  

Dane CJC Cross-System Data-Sharing Benchmarks

As data integration occurs this database will grow and help better inform decision makers and the residents of Dane County.

NACo Data-Driven Justice Playbook