New Online Criminal Justice Portal Launching In Yolo County

The data dashboard is called "Commons" and it breaks down everything from law enforcement and prosecution resources to diversion programs, policy goals -- even how many cases are referred to a prosecutor. The county's goal is to remove the mystery around how county government works and create a constructive space for dialogue and reform.

Video Transcript

ELIZABETH KLINGE: Yolo County leaders answering a call for clarity tonight with the launch of a new criminal justice website.

KURTIS MING: CBS 13's Adrienne Moore in the newsroom with information being shared with the public.

ADRIENNE MOORE: And Kurtis and Elizabeth, county leaders say information is key when it comes to building trust between police, prosecutors, and the public. And this portal is meant to be kind of a one-stop shop for all things criminal justice-related. The data dashboard is called Commons, and it breaks down everything from law enforcement and prosecution resources to diversion programs, policy goals, even how many cases are referred to a prosecutor. The county's ultimate goal here? Remove the mystery around how county government works and create a constructive space for dialogue and reform.

JEFF REISIG: It's about ensuring that the criminal justice system is accountable not only in the promises that we've made, but in how we treat people. And it's about promoting smart reforms.

ADRIENNE MOORE: Several agencies all contribute to this website, including the nonprofit group Measures for Justice, the Yolo County DA's office, and the Yolo County Multicultural Community Council. Another big function, the portal's feedback section. That's where users can submit their thoughts, ideas, and even concerns directly to supervisors, specific agencies, and also media outlets.