Measures

MFJ’s performance measures provide a comprehensive picture of how cases are being handled across counties from arrest to post-conviction.

Not every measure will be available in every state, and the measures themselves are but one piece of a larger project to bring more tools and transparency to the criminal justice system. While each measure shines a light on specific aspects of local criminal justice systems, they are best assessed together and with county context in mind.

We are very grateful for the input we’ve received from all corners of the justice system and look forward to continued collaboration with county leaders and members of the courts. More detailed information on our advisory boards and contributors is available here.

A note on data updates: Periodically, we review our methodology, data sources and protocols to ensure they represent the very best of what's available. Where improvements can be made, based on new data or new technology, we make them. As a result, findings on our Portal might change. We are careful to document any changes and to date all data releases to ensure our users are looking at the most recent and accurate versions of the performance measurement available.

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