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Strategies for Responsible Data Sharing between Administrative Agencies – A Presentation to the Arnold Foundation Data Driven Criminal Justice Projects Coaching Program

July 25th, 2016

The goal of the Data Driven Criminal Justice Projects Coaching Program, supported by a grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation and organized by The GovLab, is to support the work of public entrepreneurs trying to improve people’s lives. The twenty teams and individuals participating are among those who are fighting to improve the […]

Data Driven Criminal Justice Projects Coaching Program: Online Mentoring to Support Public Interest Entrepreneurs

July 22nd, 2016

Repost from Jun 13, 2016 With a dramatic rise in the numbers in prison, there is bipartisan support – and a major White House push — for improving public safety while reducing incarceration and making our criminal justice system fairer. A key tool in the movement for criminal justice reform is the ability to use data […]

We Want to Hear from You: What Is the Value of Open Data for Developing Economies?

July 18th, 2016

Recent years have witnessed considerable speculation about the potential of open data to bring about wide-scale transformation. The bulk of existing evidence about the impact of open data, however, focuses on high-income countries. Much less is known about open data’s role and value in low- and middle-income countries, and more generally about its possible contributions […]

Just released: Mapping and Comparing Responsible Data Approaches

July 6th, 2016

Recent years have witnessed something of a sea-change in the way humanitarian organizations consider and use data. Growing awareness of the potential of data has led to new enthusiasm and new, innovative applications that seek to respond to and mitigate crises in fresh ways. At the same time, it has become apparent that the potential […]

White House launches Data-Driven Justice Initiative in partnership with NYU’s The GovLab

June 30th, 2016

Reposted from NYU Tandon School of Engineering The School’s GovLab Is Helping Stakeholders Address Recidivism, Bail, Juveniles, and More With more than 2 million people incarcerated in the nation’s prisons – a marked increase over previous decades – there is bipartisan support for improving public safety while reducing incarceration and making the criminal justice system […]

Creating Simpler, More Effective Government Services for Everyone

June 22nd, 2016

The GovLab, Pivotal and the 21st Century Democracy and Technology Meetup recently hosted a talk by Jen Pahlka, founder and executive director of Code for America and former U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer, on deploying simpler, more effective government services for everyone. Pahlka shared insights gained from her time leading efforts to improve government services […]

Crowdsourcing a Meeting of Minds: Designing the Future of Work

June 15th, 2016

As far as labor revolutions go, crowdsourcing may not seem like such a groundbreaking concept. But according to Michael Bernstein, assistant professor of computer science at Stanford University, crowdsourcing and computation have the potential to revolutionize the way we work and share skills. Bernstein visited the GovLab this month as part of our Ideas Lunch […]

Call for Questions: Help Shape the Open Data Research Agenda

June 13th, 2016

The 2016 Open Data Research Symposium (#ODRS16) is crowd-sourcing questions that if answered could radically increase our understanding of open data On October 5th, researchers from around the world will come together at the 2nd Open Data Research Symposium (ODRS) a pre-event to the International Open Data Conference in Madrid, Spain. Similar to last year’s […]

Data Driven Criminal Justice Projects Coaching Program Launches This Week: Online Mentoring to Support Public Interest Entrepreneurs

June 13th, 2016

With a dramatic rise in the numbers in prison, there is bipartisan support – and a major White House push — for improving public safety while reducing incarceration and making our criminal justice system fairer. A key tool in the movement for criminal justice reform is the ability to use data to understand where problems […]

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