Datasets for Good
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Find open datasets that you can use in your development and research.
The Justice Gap legal needs report
Legal Services Corporation, the congressionally funded group, commissioned a 2017 study into the most common civil legal needs of people in the U.S.
Data on Justice Innovation and Legal Aid Work
Legal aid grantee work, pro bono, and tech from Legal Services Corporation, on its Tableau Public workbooks of data visualizations
U.S. Census Poverty Datasets
2017 U.S. Census data on Income and Poverty in the United States
Poverty Data Tools
Opportunity Insights Data Library
This data collection has publicly available data about social mobility, exposure to innovation, life expectancy, income, and other factors related to poverty and opportunity.
Measures for Justice criminal justice system datasets
U.S. Department of Justice data inventory, with many public datasets
Bureau of Justice Statistics data on prisons, jails, law enforcement, parole, crime victims, state criminal courts, and other points of data
Civil Justice Survey of State Courts
From the Bureau of Justice Statistics, last data available (2005)
The supplemental survey of Civil Appeals
See an alternative listing at the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data, which also includes the publications that have referenced the Civil Justice Survey
Maryland Judiciary case data
Scraped by Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service
Gapminder Data Library
Supreme Court Database at Washington University in St. Louis, with information about each case, such as the parties, the justices’ votes, and the legal provisions at issue.
Consumer Complaint Database in the U.S., from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Credit card agreement database, from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Financial well-being survey data, from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Rule of Law Index
The World Justice Project constructs worldwide surveys about people’s legal needs and their ability to use the justice system.
Colombian Government Data on access to justice