JTDL: New NJ crime data law; viral video exoneration + New Jobs


A New Jersey criminal justice data law could spur reforms elsewhere. (Law360) The table stakes for tech in American government. (Medium)

Text-message reminders reduce failure to appear rates by up to 21 percent. (Science) (h/t Molly McDonough)

Exonerated by viral video in Nigeria. (Rest of World)

In response to new FBI data, the Anti-Defamation League calls for improved hate crime reporting. (ADL)

The LAPD banned the use of commercial facial recognition. (BuzzFeed News) New Orleans police use facial recognition software, despite official assurances to the contrary. (NOLA.com) A facial recognition company's First Amendment theory threatens privacy and free speech. (Slate)

Traffic light-mounted camera expansion in Detroit spurs privacy concerns. (Detroit News)

Neighborhood watch has a new tool: Privately owned license-plate readers. (OneZero)

A new court decision may help shape open access to the law. (TechCrunch)

Data collection isn't apolitical. (Guardian) “Coded Bias” review: When the bots are racist. (New York Times)

An Amazon Ring doorbell was hacked in a Florida swatting incident. (VICE)

Philanthropy's techno-solutionism problem. (Knight Foundation)


The Beeck Center at Georgetown is hosting a crash course on tech work in government, Dec. 3. (Beeck)

Share Jason’s Newsletter

Jobs & Opportunities

18F, the federal government’s in-house tech shop, is hiring. (18F)

The ACLU needs a technology fellow to look at tech that impacts civil rights. (ACLU) (h/t Irene Mo)

The ACLU of Northern California is looking for interns. (ACLU NorCal)

The Algorithmic Justice League needs a director of ops. (AJL) (h/t Keith Porcaro)

Arnold Ventures has a bunch of job openings in their various criminal justice tracks. (Arnold)

ATJ Tech Fellows has a science fiction writing competition for law students. (ATJ)

The Brennan Center is looking for a bunch of legal interns. (BC) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Callisto needs a senior dev. (C)

The Center for Democracy and Technology is growing and hiring a number of upper-level positions. (CDT) (h/t Alex Givens)

The Center for Policing Equity needs a data analyst and full stack engineer. (CPE) (h/t Eleni Manis)

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has openings in their Justice and Opportunity vertical. (CZI)

[New] The Civil Resolution Tribunal in British Columbia needs a manager. (CRT)

Cornell’s Digital Life Initiative has a new technology law and policy fellowship. (CDLI)

Data and Society is looking for fellows (DnS) and applicants for a workshop on public data infrastructure (DnS). (h/t Eleni Manis)

Data for Black Lives needs a national organizing director. (DfBL)

DataKind is looking for a director of volunteers. (DK) (h/t Eleni Manis)

DC’s Criminal Code Reform Commission needs a social scientist. (CCRC)

The Edinburgh Futures Institute’s Centre for Technomoral Futures has four funded PhDs to give away. (EFI)

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has a fellowship for recent law grads. (EFF) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Everytown for Gun Safety needs a data engineer. (EGS) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Future Tense is looking for a research and events associate. (FT)

Georgetown’s Beek Center for Social Impact is hiring for numerous roles. (BC)

Georgetown Law’s Center on Privacy and Technology needs an associate. (CPT)

The Harvard Ash Center needs a research assistant. (HAC) (h/t Eleni Manis)

The Harvard Berkman Klein Center opened its fellowship application. (BKC) (h/t Eleni Manis)

The Harvard Law Library’s Innovation Lab needs a outreach coordinator. (HLL)

The Journal of Science and Law is rebooting and is taking submissions. (JSL) (h/t Sasha Davenport)

JustFix.nyc is looking to fill multiple roles. (JF)

Just Tech has numerous openings. (JT) (h/t Legal Tech Jobs)

Lagniappe Law Lab needs a legal content manager. (LLL) (h/t Amanda Brown)

Microsoft needs a PM focused on justice and equity. (MSFT) (h/t Eleni Manis)

[New] New America opened up applications for its national fellows program. (NA)

Next Chapter, a coding bootcamp for the previously incarcerated, is accepting applications. (NC) (h/t Emma Simpson)

Paladin needs a full stack engineer. (P)

The Partnership on AI is looking for a director of research. (PAI) (h/t Eleni Manis)

The Patrick McGovern Foundation has a slew of positions. (PMF)

[New] Perservere needs a full stack dev instructor to teach coding in prison. (P)

The Philly District Attorney's Office is looking for an engineering lead to run the creation of their new CMS. (PDAO)

Presidential Innovation Fellowship is open for applications. (PIF) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Pro Bono Net has an open position. (PBN)

Raheem, a platform for reporting police violence, needs a software engineer. (R)

RapidSoS, a data platform for first responders, is hiring. (RSoS) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Recidiviz has a number of openings. (R)

Ryerson University’s Legal Innovation Zone has multiple openings. (RU) (h/t Legal Tech Jobs)

San Francisco city government needs a business analyst for their criminal justice data work. (SF) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Schmidt Futures has numerous open roles. (SF)

SimpleCitizen, an immigration tech company, has engineering, product and sales roles. (SC) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Theory and Principle, a legal software development boutique, needs a full stack dev. (T&P)

University College London is offering a fully funded PhD for someone interested in studying technology-facilitated abuse in intimate partner violence. (UCL) (h/t Leonie Tanczer)

The Vera Institute of Justice has numerous open positions, including a director of innovation. (VIJ) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Yale Law School is looking for visiting fellows for the Information Society Project. (ISP)

Share Jason’s Newsletter