Big Data – and how it impacts policing – is a revolutionary paradigm.
On April 27th 2019 The Center for Justice Research, on the campus of Texas Southern University, partnered with MEASURE Austin to co-host the Big Data Community Policing Workshop in Houston. A free 4-hour training that included breakout sessions by experts in the fields of law enforcement, social advocacy, research and technology, tangible resources to take home and a networking mixer prior to the event.
Our workshop explored current and emerging efforts to improving the relationship between citizens and police through uses of data that increases transparency, builds community trust, and strengthens accountability. With 214 registrations, 23 law enforcement officers completing training and 92 TCOLE hours being awarded. Key stakeholders filled the campus of Texas Southern University such as Houston Police Department, January Advisors, Houston Health Department, Data for Black Lives, and key community members.
This workshop was a conversation for change about how we can use data to reform our criminal justice system!