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Measures for Justice

Grants to Measures for Justice

  • $1,700,000

    2015 (Duration 3 years)

    Criminal Justice

    ROCHESTER, NEW YORK — Measures for Justice (MFJ) was created in 2011 as a non-profit organization for the development of performance indicators that can be used nationally to collect and analyze data, and benchmark and compare counties on case processing and its outcomes. MFJ has proposed a joint project in collaboration with the Institute of State and Local Governance at the City University of New York (ISLG), the resource hub and technical assistance coordinator for the Safety and Justice Challenge. MFJ and ISLG are well positioned to work together because MFJ’s measurement framework shares much in common with ISLG’s baseline information describing the current performance of sites participating in the Safety and Justice Challenge Network (Network), 20 competitively selected local jurisdictions committed to finding ways to reduce unnecessary jail incarceration safely and sustainably. The project sets performance measurement standards and benchmarks for assessing the statewide context for the Network counties by collecting and analyzing county-level data in three areas: public safety, fiscal responsibility, and fairness and accuracy.

  • $480,000

    2014 (Duration 2 years, 11 months)

    Criminal Justice

    ROCHESTER, NEW YORK — Established by statute, the Administrative Office of the Courts is the administrative arm of the Illinois Supreme Court. Measures for Justice is a non-profit organization that develops performance indicators that can be used nationally to collect and analyze data, and benchmark and compare counties on case processing and its outcomes. The companion grants will support a joint AOIC and MFJ project to improve the collection and analysis of criminal justice systems data to enable the Illinois Supreme Court to compare county legal services and processes across the state.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Measures for Justice $2,180,000 between 1978 and 2017.

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