Prosecutorial Policy

Santa Clara District Attorney's Office and PPIs Partner to Launch Groundbreaking Prosecution Data Dashboard

Santa Clara District Attorney's Office and PPIs Partner to Launch Groundbreaking Prosecution Data Dashboard

Miami, Florida - The Prosecutorial Performance Indicators project (PPIs) is proud to announce the launch of our newest PPI dashboard, developed in collaboration with the Santa Clara District Attorney's Office. This innovative tool aims to enhance transparency, accountability, and community engagement within the criminal justice system.

Joining over 30 PPI sites nationwide, the Santa Clara District Attorney’s Office Data Dashboard provides comprehensive and accessible insights into prosecution trends, case outcomes, and demographic information within Santa Clara County. By leveraging state-of-the-art data analytics, this platform offers policymakers, researchers, and the public a deeper understanding of the dynamics shaping our criminal justice landscape. The work was generously supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the Microsoft Justice Reform Initiative. 

"We are thrilled to introduce the Prosecution Data Dashboard, a significant milestone in our ongoing commitment to transparency and data-driven decision-making," said Jeff Rosen, Santa Clara District Attorney. "I hope that my Office and all our partners in the criminal justice system can use these numbers to show what is working and to dedicate ourselves to what needs to be improved to make Santa Clara County as safe and fair as it can be.”

Key features of the Prosecution Data Dashboard include:

  1. **Case Analytics:** Explore data on case filings, dispositions, and sentencing outcomes to understand prosecution patterns and trends over time.
  1. **Demographic Insights:** Examine the demographic characteristics of individuals involved in the criminal justice system, including age, race, gender, and socioeconomic status.
  1. **Community Impact:** Assess the impact of prosecution efforts on public safety, recidivism rates, and community well-being, fostering informed discussions and evidence-based policymaking.
  1. **User-Friendly Interface:** Navigate the dashboard with ease, utilizing interactive visualizations and customizable filters to extract relevant information tailored to specific inquiries.

"We are proud to collaborate with the Santa Clara District Attorney's Office – our first site in California – in launching this groundbreaking initiative," said Melba Pearson, co-manager of the PPIs.  "By providing stakeholders with access to comprehensive data, we empower communities to advocate for equitable and effective criminal justice policies."

The Prosecution Data Dashboard represents a significant step forward in promoting transparency, equity, and accountability within the criminal justice system. As Santa Clara County continues its efforts to enhance public safety and justice, this tool will serve as a valuable resource for policymakers, researchers, and residents alike. To access the Prosecution Data Dashboard, please visit here.

For additional information, please contact Melba Pearson, co-manager of the Prosecutorial Performance Indicators at