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Data dashboards

Data dashboards compile information on key indicators such as the Stepping Up four key measures; housing and homelessness measures; etc. Data dashboards provide an easily accessible snapshot of statistics so that counties can track their progress over time and identify potential areas for improvement.

Local Examples

San Luis Obispo County, CA San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office

  • An internal data dashboard tracks the county jail’s progress in the Stepping Up four key measures.
  • Data from the data dashboard inform the county’s three-year Stepping Up Strategic Plan.

Salt Lake County, UT Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office

  • The jail publicly reports aggregate daily numbers of people experiencing homelessness through a web-based dashboard.
  • The jail also tracks releases by hour for those with serious and persistent mental illness and for those who experience homelessness.

Douglas County, KS, MyRC

  • While avoiding sharing protected health information without releases, the MyRC dashboard displays information about service utilization in the county, including hospital emergency department visits, ambulance transports, jail stays, public health clinic use, community mental health center services, and criminal justice services, including the use of the pretrial release program, probation, and parole.
  • MyRC also includes a database of available resources in the community, such as food pantries.
  • The information is primarily used by client-facing staff to coordinate care of clients whom multiple agencies serve.

Johnson County, KS

  • The Johnson County Brief Jail Mental Health Screen (BJMHS) Data Dashboard highlights data gathered from Johnson County Mental Health Center and the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office to track the effectiveness of providing mental health services to incarcerated individuals.
    • Data collected and displayed on the dashboard includes:
    • The percentage of individuals booked into the Johnson County Jail with a positive mental health screening result (someone exhibiting signs of mental illness);
    • The percentage of individuals booked into the Johnson County Jail with a negative mental health screening result;
    • The average length of incarceration for individuals exhibiting signs of mental illness vs. individuals who are not; and
    • The percentage of individuals with a positive mental health screening result who are connected to care.
  • The data dashboard is updated quarterly to enable automations, query data, and generate reports.
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Fulton County, GA

  • Data dashboards are built on the Socrata platform using available data from the county’s criminal justice data management software that is linked to mental health screening results.
  • Dashboards include the Stepping Up key measures, including demographic breakdowns and time trends, as well as long-term tracking of the “Familiar Faces” cohort, which [add in brief description of the cohort]. These dashboards allow users to view a snapshot of the jail population. They also provide a historical record of the jail and criminal justice involvement among the “Familiar Faces” cohort.
  • Data dashboards are easily configurable, so as more datasets become available, dashboard capabilities can expand to take in and display additional information.
  • In addition to the dashboards, the Socrata platform allows for the creation of data assets, which allow users to make large data pulls that are updated daily.
  • Currently only county agencies have access to the data dashboards.

Policy & Practice


Last updated: November 7, 2022