You don’t just need MORE data. You need the RIGHT data.

You don’t just need MORE data. You need the RIGHT data.
Duration: 60 Minutes
Module 1Module 1
Recorded on: 2021-02-23
Unit 1Slide Deck: You don’t just need MORE data
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Data-driven and evidence-based approach is the buzzword in almost any industry lately. With all the data that’s made available from the numerous technology and systems that we are using, are we able to really maximize the data? Or are we just headed to analysis paralysis? This webinar’s discussion provides guidance on how to leverage data towards effective decision-making.

This session’s instructor is Jamie L. Roush. Jamie has over 18 years of collective law enforcement experience serving in a sheriff’s office and consulting for the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)’s domestic and international projects in policing. She is also the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of CRH Analysis Consulting, Inc., an organization that assists and trains criminal justice agencies on technology, data, and analysis.

Topics that Jamie shared with the audience are on:

  • The ongoing digital transformation happening in every industry driven by an information-hungry society and instantaneous communication and transmission of data.
  • The big data trends we’re witnessing where:
    • Data is revenue-generating making it lucrative for the economy.
    • Most of the world and our lives are data-driven.
    • There is an apparent lack of ability to maximize intelligence despite an abundance of data.
    • Geospatial data serves as a key differentiator for businesses and the public sector.
  • A glimpse into the criminal justice big data, the current utilization, the avenues and sources within the industry, leveraging data further, and the expectation of even more data generated moving forward.
  • Examining the areas of substance abuse, mental health, and homelessness that are challenging policing currently and how these impact society as a whole.
  • Co-Responder Models
    • A look into how this enables providers to deliver appropriate services for their population.
    • How data from the different providers may create data silos that don’t see the bigger picture or provide the needed information for operational decision-making.
  • The different barriers to shared data brought about by lack of skills/competency, compatibility/format of disparate data sources, non-existent or ineffective partnerships, disconnect on the purpose of use, resources to access and analyze the data, and restrictions due to law or policies.
  • Valuable data sharing elements for issues of substance abuse, mental health, and homelessness, and how to utilize and layer the data collected from different stakeholders to come up with valuable and actionable insights.
  • The benefits of the right data for decision making in terms of resource allocation, collaborative strategies, and maximizing funding sources.
  • Making big data work for your agency by:
    • Finding commonality in partnerships focusing on mutual benefit.
    • Starting small when it comes to analyzing and sharing data.
    • Formalizing interagency agreements focusing on the goal of the partnership, the content shared and how it is transmitted, the release of data and findings from it, and policies and procedures related to data-sharing.
    • Implementing evidence-based strategies and advancing research and evaluation that stem from the data collected.

Questions from this session’s participants are about:

  • Overcoming privacy issues by working with aggregate data.
  • Addressing the common issue of using false measures to evaluate performance and effectiveness.
  • Third-party organizations’ need to recognize the expertise of the people within the industry when making recommendations on improved data collection.
  • Moving away from CompStat towards a more problem-based and evidence-based model.
  • Qualities to look for in someone working with data and analysis.



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Audience Comments

  • “Thank you Jamie for sharing such valuable information!” — Barbara
  • “Fantastic and looking forward to more webinars similar to this type.” — Billy
  • “How to partner with other organizations to share data and pool together other resources to holistically address community concerns.” — Denise
  • “The topic was timely and I thought it was very informative.” — Joe
  • “Solid framework for expanding our relationships and partnerships.” — David



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