Implementation Guide

Courts Data Analysis Prosecutors October 1, 2020

Implementation Guide for Prosecutorial Performance Indicators

Besiki Luka Kutateladze, Rebecca Richardson, Ryan Meldrum, Lin Liu (Florida International University) Don Stemen, David Olson, Branden DuPont (Loyola University Chicago)

Changes in prosecution are essential to criminal justice reform, but prosecutors have rarely had the data they need to define success beyond conviction rates.  To address this problem, criminologists from Florida International University and Loyola University Chicago partnered with prosecutor’s offices from Chicago, Milwaukee, Jacksonville, and Tampa to develop a menu of 55 prosecutorial performance indicators (PPIs) and redefine success for prosecutors. This guide provides step-by-step instructions for choosing and implementing specific PPIs.