Diversity and Inclusion

We provide the tools and technical foundation needed to safely, sustainably, and equitably reduce incarceration.

Recidiviz’s mission is to provide the tools and technical foundation needed to safely, sustainably, and equitably reduce incarceration.

A diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace is essential to that mission. We work with agency leaders on both sides of the aisle. Our public data efforts empower coalitions of advocates with disparate views. Our tools help reveal and tackle racial disparities within the criminal justice system and our Spotlight dashboards help agencies make that disparity data available for public discussion and input. 

To ensure that we’re building intentional products, being responsible data stewards, and amplifying the work of others in the reform ecosystem, we are committed to fostering a diverse team that reflects the full scope of the problem we work on. We’re committed to giving our people a workplace that is inclusive and rewarding.

DEI at Recidiviz

People come to Recidiviz to contribute to an urgent mission, and to work alongside incredible coworkers who care as much as they do. Our benefits and programs are designed to create a supportive community where people can grow their skills, grow their responsibility, and grow as people. These include:

Hiring and Contracting

  • Our hiring process is spearheaded by our Diverse Hiring Working Group, which helps manage our hiring process and sourcing across all roles
  • We consciously build hiring pipelines that will improve our ability to reach candidates of color, formerly incarcerated individuals, and women engineers; we prioritize minority-led businesses when contracting
  • All job descriptions are screened for language which may disproportionately reflect one gender over another
  • We conduct quarterly diversity audits to review representation on our board and among staff

Onboarding and HR

  • Beyond regular training for implicit bias, we also provide a grounding in the criminal justice system and systemic racism as part of ‘Recidiviz 101’—an internal course for all new hires 
  • We celebrate June 19th as a staff holiday, supported with suggested readings and discussion groups to better understand our nation’s racial history
  • Recidiviz hosts monthly guest lectures from prominent advocates, academics, and practitioners to expand the breadth and depth of our understanding of the issues

Product Development

  • Our products highlight racial disparities at every stage of the criminal justice system as an area for investigation and improvement by practitioners
  • We set up both success and backstop metrics for each of our products, which help us track impact and monitor for potential unintended consequences
  • We work with states to both identify where bias is entering the criminal justice system and to make the findings publicly available

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