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Thursday December 18, 2014

NY Joins #CodeforAmerica for Courtroom Project

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NY has announced a new partnership with Code for America to bring real-time information to courtrooms.  CfA fellows will be working with the NYC Criminal Justice Commission to identify opportunities that  improve the quality, consistency, and accuracy of data used to inform policy outcomes for pre-trial justice reform. The fellows will also guide the development of technology tools and interfaces to facilitate data driven decision-making and tracking of defendants in pretrial status.

The partnership is a change from NY’s stance on CfA last year, when NY Convergence reported that the city passed on their services for a variety of reasons.

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