Until Covid-19 abates, most of our activity will be online. Check back here for webinars about new data releases, findings, and studies.
Incarceration Weakens a Community's Immune System: Mass Incarceration and COVID-19 Cases in Milwaukee
Linking Research to Community Health Improvement
Jointly organized by the Department of Public Health Sciences & URMC Center for Community Health & Prevention with additional funding from the UR Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Featuring Gipsy Escobar, PhD, director of Innovation, and Sema A. Taheri, PhD, director of Research Operations, both from Measures for Justice. Please join us for "Incarceration Weakens a Community’s Immune System: Mass Incarceration and COVID-19 Cases in Milwaukee."
Pre-registration is required for the event.
Justice Clearinghouse - Using Data and Performance Measurement to Improve Criminal Justice Outcomes
The criminal justice system in the United States produces vast amounts of data on a daily basis. However, these data are rarely used by agencies beyond the tracking of individual cases. Measures for Justice has developed a system that leverages the data already collected by local agencies to assess the health of the criminal justice system at the county level. This webinar will discuss the importance of using data to identify problematic patterns that need correction as well as best practices that could be replicated.
Webinar attendees will learn about the essential aspects of turning data into action, including:
Developing performance indicators to track goals,
Identifying the type of data needed to populate performance indicators,
Addressing issues of data access and quality,
Best practices for data processing, and
Communicating complex data in ways that are easy to understand by all stakeholders.