Open Data

Publishing high-value data sets that increase transparency and accountability can improve public knowledge of the Department of Justice and our operations. We hope that in implementing the Open Government Directive we not only respond to the needs and demands of the public but also create economic opportunity.
DOJ has registered dozens of data sets to, a clearinghouse for data from the Executive Branch of the Federal Government. We will continue to register new data sets as they become available for publication. Every bureau, office and division at The Department of Justice has been asked to identify and inventory potential data sets for release to the public. This includes new data as well as data that may be in existence, but unpublished.

The goal of our Open Government Plan is to improve the Department's fulfillment of its core mission by making appropriate use of more transparent, participatory, and collaborative approaches to its activities.

The nature of much of our work means that our law enforcement, national security and client responsibilities will at times come before the important values of openness. However, there will be areas in which we can better serve the public by making more information available, enlisting the public in our mission, and undertaking joint efforts with other governmental and non-governmental bodies.

Department of Justice Open Data Inventory Program

The Department of Justice released a high-value data inventory as of Nov. 30, 2013. The Inventory  identifies a large set of raw data and other information we believe will be of interest to the public. 
Explore the inventory, or download the Public Data List in .json format.

H.R.4174 - Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018

This bill requires departments and agencies identified in the Chief Financial Officers Act to submit annually to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and Congress a plan for identifying and addressing policy questions relevant to the programs, policies, and regulations of such departments and agencies.  Additionally, each department or agency shall designate a Evaluation Officer to coordinate evidence-building activities, a Statistical Official with statistical expertise to advise on statistical policy, techniques, and procedures, and a Chief Data Officer who shall be responsible for lifecycle data management and other specified functions.  The Department of Justice has designated the following executives to fill these roles:

Evaluation Officer
Performance Improvement Officer
Jolene A. Lauria

Acting Statistical Official
Acting Director, Bureau of Justice Statistics
Doris James

Chief Data Officer
Chief Information Officer
Melinda Rogers

Department of Justice Data Governance Board

The DOJ Data Governance Board is the principal internal Department forum for addressing DOJ data management standards, priorities, policies, and practices. The Board serves the leader for coordinating and facilitating implementation of Department-wide processes and standards, and for addressing common issues affecting Component data programs and resources.

The Department's Chief Data Officer serves as chair of the Board. Membership of the Board, which meets monthly, includes the Department's Evaluation Officer, Statistical Official, and senior leaders from mission areas such as acquisition, budget, information technology, litigation, law enforcement, FOIA, records management, and privacy.

Data Governance Board Charter

Here are some of our datasets that you might be interested in

Updated June 4, 2021

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