Highlights from the Launch of NDSC Criminal Justice Data Initiative

Jack Knott NDSC Data Initiative

The USC Price School recently launched the Neighborhood Data for Social Change (NDSC) Criminal Justice Data Initiative, a new one-year project that will collect, aggregate and disseminate neighborhood level criminal justice data for select communities across Los Angeles County. This is a project of the USC Price Center for Social Innovation, in partnership with Microsoft and SCI.

The NDSC Criminal Justice Data Initiative will provide users with a detailed and nuanced understanding of key indicators to track criminal justice trends within specific Los Angeles neighborhoods. Further, the initiative will allow users to better understand how criminal justice data interacts with trends from other critical policy areas, including: homelessness, education, housing, jobs, and economic development, among others.

Watch highlights from the initiative’s inaugural convening below.

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