COMPSTAT for Justice

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The Center for Policing Equity is identifying bias in policing and providing analyses to departments that change outcomes and expectations. The Center for Policing Equity developed the COMPSTAT for Justice (C4J) program to help law enforcement agencies reduce and eliminate racial disparities in their departments and strengthen community trust.

A New Data Process

Through smart data collection and analysis, as well as ongoing thought partnership, C4J enables law enforcement to identify vulnerabilities in their departments, reduce biases, and create lasting change.

The process is called COMPSTAT for Justice.

For most law enforcement agencies around the world, COMPSTAT is a system that leverages data on crime to help police focus their patrol resources on their goal of reducing crime. This same process can be used to hold departments accountable to shared values of fairness.

In addition to crime data, we will also track police stops, use of force data, and survey data to pinpoint and differentiate the portion of racial disparities police cannot control (e.g., poverty) and the portion they can (e.g., trainings, policies).

These analyses will empower police departments and communities to collaborate on next steps and strategies to reduce racial disparities that they can control. The process is scalable and possible.

COMPSTAT for Justice is a key part of America’s policing future.

Our process is to collect and analyze data as an independent third party, publicly share findings in partnership with departments, and co-create solutions with the community to reimagine public safety.

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