Catalyst Grant Program Insights
Data and technology for racial equity in the criminal legal system

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Catalyst Grant Program Insights Using Traffic Stop Data for Change in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

To reduce the harms caused by police, a coalition of organizations in Mecklenburg County began working together to help people access and use relevant policing data for advocacy and community organizing. The focus of this work was to advocate for eliminating county administrative traffic stops and strengthening those organizations’ capacity to press for additional reform.


The Urban Institute and the Microsoft Justice Reform Initiative are collaborating on the Catalyst Grant Program to help organizations use data and technology to advance racial equity in the criminal legal system.

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