Cast was selected as one of 25 organizations across the U.S. to leverage data and technology to advance racial equity in policing, prosecution, and prevention. This initiative was supported by the Urban Institute and Microsoft Justice Reform. Our project was specifically focused on ‘Forced Criminality’, which refers to the act of traffickers forcing their victims to commit crimes such as theft, leading to criminal records that can jeopardize their future and well-being. Cast has created an interactive dashboard that features an analysis of our client data, guidelines for practitioners who are interested in collecting such data, and free resources. We’ve also included an accompanying document for social service providers below.

Practitioner Guidelines – Documenting Forced Criminality