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Criminal Justice Data Transparency

The Florida Legislature created Florida Statutes §900.05 and §943.6871 that establish a framework for an expanded criminal justice data collection and sharing that became known as a Criminal Justice Data Transparency (CJDT) initiative. The goal of CJDT initiative is to increase public visibility of criminal justice processes throughout the state and to provide policymakers with the information they need to make informed policy decisions.

The legislation directs FDLE to maintain and publish CJDT data received from seven (7) contributing bodies:

  1. Clerks of Court
  2. County Detention Facilities (jails)
  3. Florida Department of Corrections
  4. Justice Administrative Commission
  5. Public Defender Offices
  6. Regional Conflict Counsel
  7. State Attorney Offices

The CJDT data collection process began in 2020 upon establishing state and local system capabilities that allow electronic data transmission from the contributor agencies to FDLE. CJDT records go only as far back as the inception of the initiative in 2018. However, if individual agencies choose to provide older records as part of their submission process, they will be included in the publicly available datasets.

More about the CJDT Data

Technical documentation for contributing agencies (restricted to CJNet users)

CJDT Dashboards

Note: The data for the CJDT presentations are updated once daily, with all submissions from the participating agencies among the contributing bodies concluding with transmissions up until the day before at 11:59 pm. The dataset contains only adult records and includes the records of juveniles treated as adults.

***If you need further assistance please contact the FDLE CJDT team***

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