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:
Performance Improvement Officer
Jolene A. Lauria
Director, Bureau of Justice Statistics
Chief Data Officer
Chief Information Officer
Melinda Rogers (Acting)
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.
Here are some of our datasets that you might be interested in
- Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program
An extraction of crime related data from teh FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program.
- Offices of the United States Attorneys Annual Statistical Reports
The annual statistical reports for the Offices of the United States Attorneys contain statistical tables displaying both national and district caseload data, covering the many priorities of the United States Attorneys in both criminal prosecution and civil litigation.
- Antitrust Division Select Case Filings
Index of select cases and documents filed by the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division. Cases are listed alphabetically by the last name of individual defendants, by company name, or by the entity's first name.
- Americans with Disabilities Act Reports and Updates
Reports on selected Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) activities of the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division from April 1994 to the present
- DOJ Information Technology Policy & Guidance
Policy & Guidance relating to Department of Justice Information Technology Practices and Management