Datasets for Good

Are you a student or researcher working on data-driven public interest technology?

Find open datasets that you can use in your development and research.

Justice System Datasets

The Justice Gap legal needs report: Legal Services Corporation, the Congressionally-funded group commissioned a 2017 research study into the most common civil legal needs of people in the US

Data on Justice Innovation and Legal Aid Work

Legal Services Corporation Grant Activities reports, 2008-2015, stored on,

Legal aid grantee work, pro bono, and tech from Legal Services Corporation, on their Tableau Public workbooks of data visualizations:!/

General Data on Poverty and Inequality

US Census Poverty Datasets,

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.

General Court + Justice System Data

Measures for Justice criminal justice system datasets: 

US Department of Justice data inventory, with many different 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,, and 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 Saint Louis, with information about each case — the parties, the justices’ votes, the legal provisions at issue, etc.

Housing + Eviction Datasets

Eviction Data in the US Library:

Anti-Eviction Mapping + Data in Bay Area, California: 

Who Owns What in NYC, from the tech non-profit JustFix:

Data on consumer and corporate law

Consumer Complaint Database in the US, 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,

Data on Policies, Access, and Rule of Law (big trends)

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: