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1. Collaborative Project with Wunderman Health.
In May, at the inaugural American Society of Evidence-based Policing conference in Phoenix, #ASEBPconf2017, we announced a new venture with Wunderman Health in NYC. Together, we are collaborating on an educational web site that curates innovation examples around the U.S. focused on Violence Against Women solutions. The site will be parked at the URL: ViolenceAgainstWomen.sucks.
The URL says it all, and, frankly, it’s all you need to say about the everyday reality of violence against women. Our goal is to showcase what is working.
Oftentimes, law enforcement, nonprofits, and civic agencies stumble upon something interesting by attending a conference, or reading a media report. We want to accelerate that exposure and learning. We are asking progressive law enforcement agencies to share their stories, so that we can amplify them via this site and social media.
If you want to learn more about how you can get involved, or how to submit your cases, please let us know. We are pitching this idea to backers, and are optimistic about our prospects to make this showcase a reality.
Wunderman Health is a New York City-based global digital agency and a world leader in marketing and database operations. The Wunderman Health team, led by CEO Becky Chidester, has partnered with us on the site design and launch plan.
2. First Steps in Nashville.
At our partner Superion’s flagship customer event, #SUGA17, we launched our MVP (minimum viable product) for the law enforcement market. The IPVO Tracker will create an offender list, as well as training staff on how to properly collect data on offenders and teach staff on how intimate partner violence is uniquely different from other types of criminal behavior.
Analysis of the data is the first step in the highly successful High Point Model. If you’re interested in learning more, let us know. First-time pilot customers can sign up now for a 20% early adopter discount.
3. Our “Dream Product.”
With the expertise of Dr. Jill Messing, a leading academic and thought leader on Lethality Assessment, we are creating a new software tool in order to assess the threat risk of domestic violence offenders. The software will be able to combine criminal history with lethality factors and compute a unique score for each offender.
The software will be SaaS-based and accessible via any mobile or desktop device, including patrol car systems. Criminal justice, law enforcement, and social services professionals will have real-time data available on all known offenders.
4. Capstone Kick-off.
Big Mountain Data is now a board member of the Master of Data Analytics (MSDA) program at University of Central Florida. We will be partnering with Brevard County Sheriff’s Office to build a tool that will identify, track, and hold offenders accountable. The project will be a capstone assignment for MSDA students who will graduate in the spring of 2018.
5. New Services Listed on Web Site.
We have a number of new services on our website, including our co-venture with Superion.
We’re primarily interested in providing law enforcement with clean data on dangerous, repeat offenders. But, we’ll also do data analysis local to your region. We’ve worked with universities, journalists, nonprofits, and researchers to supply data visualizations and reports.
If you have a custom report or project in mind that involves data analysis, we can turnaround projects fairly quickly.
6. Moving Forward
August is approaching fast and will bring with it the Tech2Empower conference in Austin, TX. The statewide conference will provide an exclusive peek into leading technology that will help “build community, strengthen services, and tell the story of the Texas family violence movement.”
Below is a description of our workshop. We’ll also be exhibiting at the event, showcasing our software prototype, and answering questions about our data analysis offering.
We are looking forward to returning to our Austin roots!