New York City has joined with Code for America on two fellowships: in 2013 to address criminal justice issues and in 2016 to support healthy communities. 

2016 Fellowship in New York City

In 2016, New York City engaged Code for America to help make the process of finding and retaining health and human services more efficient for low-income NYC residents, providers, and City agencies. Together, NYC and Code for America took the city's data and service integration tool and turned it into a mobile application that meets the needs of field-based case workers.

This project aligned with the City's efforts to increase interdepartmental service delivery and ensure that individuals enroll in services that will have the greatest impact on their health and quality of life. The project also increased the collaboration across city departments as individuals work together to develop a tool that meets all of their diverse needs.

Local team leads

  • Ariel Kennan, Director of Innovation and Design, NYC Mayor's Office of Operations
  • Matthew Klein, Executive Director, Center for Economic Opportunity and Senior Advisor for Service Innovation, NYC Mayor's Office

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2013 Fellowship in New York City

In 2013, The City of New York partnered with Code for America to enlist a team of fellows to build technology to address criminal justice issues. 

The fellows focused on Alternative to Incarceration (ATI) service providers that contract with the City to provide eligible criminal defendants an opportunity to avoid jail or prison by instead participating in community-based social services programs. The team learned how hard it was to navigate the complex criminal justice system and find people eligible for these services.

In response, the team built Criminal Case Search, a web application that enables Alternative to Incarceration (ATI) program staff to run customized real-time searches of criminal case information like defendant demographics, criminal history, charge data, and court scheduling information. With Criminal Case Search, ATI program staff can identify and locate program-eligible candidates for the first time from their offices or via their mobile devices. Leveraging data on the City’s Datashare platform, the filtering tool sifts through the data remotely according to user-defined criteria, producing easy-to-read lists of eligible program candidates and allowing program personnel more time to speak with and match candidates to their programs.

Local team leads

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