Research and Planning

Program evaluations, policy analysis and performance tracking.

Providing program evaluations, policy analysis, and performance tracking, the Research and Planning Unit (RPU) is an integral part of strategic planning efforts in Mecklenburg County. RPU's products contribute to increased efficiency and effectiveness within the criminal justice system by supporting objective, evidence-based decision making.

RPU is also tasked with researching, developing, piloting, and implementing new projects and programs aligned with the Criminal Justice Services mission of reducing criminal justice involvement and strengthening the well-being of the community.

Data / Project Requests

RPU is tasked with researching, developing, piloting, and implementing new projects and programs. If you have any data, research, or project requests, please utilize our web form to get your project into our queue for consideration; requests not submitted via this form will not be considered. 

Strategic Initiatives

Justice System Dashboards: The dashboards will be web-based tools designed to provide citizens an interactive, high-level overview of criminal justice system activity.

Data Warehouse: The data warehouse is a repository of information from the record management systems of the Arrest Processing Center, the Mecklenburg County Jail, and the Mecklenburg County Courts and allows staff to access comprehensive data on the criminal justice system.

Performance Monitoring and Evaluation

Research and Planning assists all CJS programs in developing performance monitoring systems for internal use. This effort is to ensure supportive work environments for CJS staff, as well as, effective programming for Mecklenburg County residents.

Research and Reports

Selected research and reports completed by Research and Planning are available by visiting Research and Reports.