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Boston, MA

Criminal Justice Cross-Tracking System

As part of the 2018 Massachusetts bill signed into law, Criminal Justice Reform (CJR) requires the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) in consultation with the Executive Office of Technology Services and Security (EOTSS), to create a standardized data collection and reporting system for criminal justice agencies and the Trial Court to contribute data to and for EOPSS to make available to the public in the form of a Cross-Tracking System. 

The dashboards and datasets integrate a growing body of more than 9 million records from Massachusetts Department of Correction (DOC) and the Commonwealth's 13 Sheriffs' Offices that hold incarcerated individuals. Integrating the records dating back to January 2017 required statewide collaboration to agree on a governance framework, develop cross-agency data-sharing practices, and establish common data definitions across criminal justice custodial agencies.

The public dashboard is the latest in the efforts of the Massachusetts Sheriffs’ Association, on behalf of the 14 Sheriffs, to work collaboratively with the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPPS) to fulfill requirements within the 2018 Criminal Justice Reform Act. 

 

Building upon the programming metrics developed in collaboration with the 101 Commission, this innovative platform provides a comprehensive overview of programs from 2017-2022 aimed at supporting the successful re-entry of justice-involved individuals across the Commonwealth. Specifically, it provides information on the participation and completion of evidence-based programs across custodial agencies in the Commonwealth.

 

The Program Dashboard, accessible via this link, encompasses three key components:

  • Program Summary: A comprehensive list of all program names for all agencies involved, offering a holistic view of the initiatives undertaken to enhance opportunities and re-entry success for justice-involved individuals.

  • Program Enrollments: Data on program enrollments, highlighting the reach and impact of rehabilitation initiatives undertaken by custodial agencies.

  • Program Exits: Detailed insights into program exits, shedding light on the outcomes and successes achieved through these vital rehabilitation programs.

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