Virtual: Prosecution by the Numbers – Working with State Policymakers and Leveraging Data to Improve Decision-Making

October 28, 2020

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET
60-minute presentation includes a Q&A session 

Prosecutors are seeking to increase their use of data, both to manage their internal operations and explain their work to external parties, but face resource and information-technology constraints. According to a national survey conducted by the Urban Institute, prosecutors serving diverse jurisdictions across the US, ranging in geographic and population size as well as regional location, have made considerable progress integrating data into their operations and reports to state policymakers, the media, and others.

Connecticut, a state making such attempts, recently released its first intensive data analysis of prosecutor operations and workflow. Relying mainly on court data, and including all cases disposed by the courts in 2019, the analysis tracked cases entering Connecticut prosecutors’ offices and described case outcomes. The case-level data was captured statewide and included court, charge, and demographics information. The analysis allows prosecutors to use data to explain their use of deferred prosecution, diversion, and programs to manage or resolve cases.

This webinar will provide an overview of the legislation that was the impetus for the annual data analysis and reporting, describe the results of the 2019 analysis, and connect Connecticut’s efforts to prosecutorial goals and experiences with data from across the country.

Kyle Baudoin
Policy Development Coordinator, Criminal Justice Policy and Planning, Connecticut

Richard Colangelo, Jr.
Chief State’s Attorney, Connecticut

Robin Olsen
Senior Policy Associate, Urban Institute

Marc Pelka
Undersecretary, Criminal Justice Policy and Planning, Connecticut

Registration for this event is free!

This course is pending approval in Georgia, Kansas, Ohio, South Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia. NDAA will not be applying for CLE credit in the state of Texas. Many states will allow attorneys to receive CLE credit for virtual courses that have been approved in one of these states through reciprocity or self-submission. Please speak with your CLE accrediting body to ensure that they will allow you to self-submit the course for approval if your state is not listed above.

Attendees must self-submit this course for approval in their home state. All attorneys are responsible for any fees associated with CLE filing. Attorneys seeking CLE credit should contact their state bar associations for more information. General questions or additional information regarding CLE credit can be directed to Project Coordinator Metria Hernandez.


Please contact Project Coordinator Logan Kilduff.

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