The goal of the project was to create a dashboard that helps New Yorkers understand who is in jail, why they are there, and what strategies can effectively reduce the jail population. This project is timely given Mayor de Blasio's commitment to closing the Rikers Island jail complex.
How I Started
JailVizNYC is an interactive dashboard that allows people to easily filter the data, view population trends, and explore the charges holding people in jail. It can help identify where reforms are needed at arrest or arraignment and during case processing or sentencing to reduce the jail population.
How I Built This
I built this dashboard in a weekend using R Shiny.