Country: United StatesFocus: Business ModelsPartner: RecidivizStatus: Handed to PartnerYear: 2021


recidiviz team

Recidiviz is a data platform that seeks to enable effective criminal justice reform. Our project is helping Recidiviz to enter the front-line of the process by working with prosecutors and their offices to create a tool that will increase diversion rates.The United States criminal justice system is the largest in the world holding nearly 25% of all prisoners globally- in part due to prosecutorial incentives that favor harsh prison sentencing. However, many inmates currently in prison could instead benefit from being sent to community-based diversion programs to rehabilitate, thus removing them from the toxic cycle of incarceration in a safe, effective and humane way. Our Recidiviz tool gives prosecutors a way to track their own diversion outcomes, easily digest information on optimal diversion options for defendants (especially those that have committed nonviolent offenses) and ultimately empowers prosecutors to choose diversion and decrease unnecessary incarceration.