Open Justice

A transparency initiative led by the California Department of Justice that publishes criminal justice data so we can understand how we are doing, hold ourselves accountable, and improve public policy to make California safer.

Data Stories

Discover criminal justice topics
contextually through visuals and narrative.

Data Exploration

Explore criminal justice data sets
through various means.

Community Engagement

Use tools and tutorials built
by the community.

A more open California...

Being "Smart on Crime" means measuring our effectiveness in the criminal justice system with data and metrics. OpenJustice is a tool that embraces transparency and data in the criminal justice system to strengthen public trust, enhance government accountability, and inform public policy. This initiative puts forward a common set of facts, data, and goals so that we can hold ourselves accountable and improve public safety.

The California Department of Justice is proud to join with many in the law enforcement community to make our work more transparent.


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Kamala D. Harris
California Attorney General

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