criminal justice reform

ACLU taps tech to help the public hold district attorneys accountable to criminal justice reform

Many people don’t pay much attention to their district attorneys, let alone realize district attorneys are elected officials, says Ana Zamora, the criminal justice policy director at the ACLU of

Shaka Senghor, a formerly incarcerated individual, launches media startup

At TechCrunch Sessions: Justice today, New York Times bestselling author Shaka Senghor unveiled Mind Blown Media, a new media company that aims to create high-impact content focused on the criminal ju

Breaking Into Startups: How Divine broke the cycle of recidivism to become a leader in criminal justice reform

When people are released from prison, it is often hard for them to reintegrate into society because of their "criminal" history. To that end, finding a job is almost impossible when a company runs a b

Using tech to fix the criminal justice system

Criminal justice reform at the federal level is kind of up in the air, but local jurisdictions around the country are continuing to step up to ensure that we move in the right direction. And local and

Obama lays out some steps for Trump to tackle criminal justice reform

The United States spendsĀ $80 billion annually on incarceration, and has about 2.2 million people behind bars in state and federal prisons and jails. Even though America only makes up 5% of the world&

White House’s DJ Patil wants to disrupt the criminal justice system with data

At TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2016 today, I had a chance to chat with DJ Patil, the nation’s deputy chief technology officer for data policy and chief data scientist. We talked about what he’s

White House LGBTQ Tech and Innovation Briefing addresses national issues

The country faces a plethora of issues that affect millions of people every day. Although there has beenĀ some progress as a society around pro-LGBTQ legislation and healthcare, there is a lot left to

California DOJ’s OpenJustice Platform Makes Local Law Enforcement Data More Transparent

The murders of unarmed African-American people at the hands of police officers has created a lot of reasonable doubt in our criminal justice system. OpenJustice, an interactive web platform led by the