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Activity Number: 289 - Data for the Public Good: Statistical Humanitarian Groups Making a Difference for Their Clients/Partners
Type: Invited
Date/Time: Wednesday, August 5, 2020 : 10:00 AM to 11:50 AM
Sponsor: Statistics Without Borders
Abstract #309351
Title: Assessing Risk Assessment in San Francisco
Author(s): Megan Price*
Companies: Human Rights Data Analysis Group
Keywords: criminal justice; risk assessment; algorithmic fairness

Risk assessment tools are a class of models used with increasing frequency in the US criminal justice system to classify individuals pending trial according to their predicted risk of failing to appear for court dates and/or committing a subsequent crime. The Human Rights Data Analysis Group (HRDAG) works with the San Francisco Public Defender's Office (SFPD) to examine the effect of a common risk assessment tool. This talk will cover questions and concerns raised by the SFPD and others about the implementation of risk assessment in San Francisco and the subsequent analyses conducted by HRDAG to better understand the effect of this tool in the community.

Authors who are presenting talks have a * after their name.

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