BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — A new criminal justice data tool is aiming to deliver clarity to East Baton Rouge Parish.
Commons, the new criminal justice data tool, will be able to keep track of goals set by community leaders and the prosecutor’s office and follow trends in criminal justice data, according to a release from Commons.
“The launch of Commons marks a pivotal moment in our effort to build trust and transparency in our community,” said HIllar C. Moore III, East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney. “By opening up access to our criminal justice data, we are taking a significant step towards ensuring a fair and equitable system for all residents of East Baton Rouge Parish.”
A goal for the launch will be to keep pretrial diversions at or above eight percent, according to Commons.
Measures for Justice, a nonprofit organization, worked with public leaders and the district attorney’s office to make a community advisory board.
“Commons puts data directly into the hands of communities to help them reshape how the system works,” said Amy Bach, CEO and founder of Measures for Justice. “We’re thrilled to be doing this work in East Baton Rouge and look forward to the platform making a huger difference in how the public and the D.A.’s office work together to effect change.”