Measures for Justice
- Region of Impact
- United States
- Total funding
- $1.5 million
- Funding began in
Digitizing and analyzing the performance of the U.S. criminal justice system
What they do
Measures for Justice (MFJ) is a national nonprofit founded in 2011 with an ambitious goal: to ensure that, with a few clicks of a mouse, anyone will be able to learn how well their local justice system is working, from arrest to post-conviction.
MFJ is in the process of building a platform that will display various criminal justice statistics that are searchable across multiple factors that include: race/ethnicity, sex, indigent status, age, and offense type. This level of transparency is unprecedented, and gives citizens across the country a rare look into how their criminal justice system is working—down to the county level.
How we're helping
Google.org has given MFJ $1.5 million to expand its work throughout the country, with an initial focus on California. Googler volunteers are also advising on large scale data processing strategies for MFJ’s growing database.