New Mexico ranks third in the country for reporting of domestic violence incidents. Victims are often without adequate access to information and technology, and organizations that aim to help are often without adequate funding and infrastructure.
Tech For Justice® Hackathon+ New Mexico’s mission was to spur the development of technology that would create a holistic and ongoing solution to the problem of domestic violence in New Mexico, as identified by New Mexico Legal Aid. We did so by convening access to justice stakeholders and identifying and designing outreach for sustainable implementation of the best innovations.
Tech For Justice Hackathon+ New Mexico brought together:
Legal Aid Professionals, IT Professionals, Developers, UX Designers, Lawyers, Law Students, Domestic Violence Experts, State and City Administrators and Committee Members, Court System Professionals, Judges, Law Enforcement Professionals, Private Local and National Business Stakeholders, Entrepreneurs, and Concerned Citizens
We had them come up with a solution that would be implemented by developing innovative technologies and gathering in an online space for continued real-time problem solving.
Hackathon+ participants identified and created technology solutions to roadblocks in access to justice for victims of domestic violence in New Mexico, including:
One of the winning projects was Buoy, a free and open source technology for connecting users with friends and allies in times of need. It exists to empower you and your communities with a decentralized, customized, alternative crisis response system that does not rely on intervention by the police, other government services, or corporations.
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