Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $103,052)
The Connecticut Office of Policy & Management (OPM) Criminal Justice Policy and Planning Division (CJPPD) Research Unit, which is the designated SAC for the state of Connecticut, will use FY22 SJS funds towards a multi-year project to establish dynamic cross-branch data exchange capabilities with the Judicial Branch and develop a public facing dashboard. In collaboration with the Judicial Branch’s Court Support Services Division (CSSD), the project activities will identify technical needs and establish cross-branch capacities for dynamic data exchange. Concurrently, CJPPD will collaborate with the Data and Policy Analytics unit within its parent agency to direct the buildout of this capacity by developing an Equity Dashboard tool for the juvenile justice system. A key strategic priority of the Juvenile Justice Policy Oversight Committee (JJPOC), this dashboard will provide aggregate, descriptive statistics that enable policymakers and public users access to juvenile justice system trends organized by sociodemographic groupings. The dashboard will source data from juvenile justice proceedings throughout the state of Connecticut and provide information to users statewide. Furthermore, dynamic exchange of aggregate data and dashboard hosting support will be a pilot implementation towards a long-term capacity for the Judicial Branch and the CT SAC to dynamically share justice system data and further support analyses desired by policymakers.