In 2017, the BCSAO launched a new, online tool to engage the community in our fight against crime. Community Court Watch is a citywide database that enables the public to track the trajectory of arrests that have occurred in their neighborhoods. The Community Court Watch map is accessible on any smart device and features interactive data points that users can tap for court dates, outcomes, and other data related to arrests that have resulted in cases. This information enables community members to attend court, submit timely impact statements and attend transfer hearings held at the Juvenile Justice Center. The map focuses on the City’s most violent crimes including homicides, non-fatal shootings, armed robberies, carjackings and animal cruelty. At any given time, the Community Court Watch map is tracking 750 to 1,000 cases. By the end of 2017, the map had been viewed over 3,500 times.
Access the Community Court Watch map online at www.communitycourtwatch.com. You may also download the Community Court Watch App on your mobile device. The Community Court Watch App is available for Android users on Google Play or Apple users in the App Store.