Better outcomes and lower incarceration rates for individuals who frequently cycle through jails, homeless shelters, emergency departments and other local crisis services.


Through the Familiar Faces Initiative, the National Association of Counties empowers communities to share data and integrate care options between health and justice systems so they can intervene earlier, improve outcomes and reduce incarceration and hospitalization rates.

Advisory Board

The Familiar Faces Advisory Board is comprised of key organizations and associations across multiple sectors and spheres of influence to create sustainable and impactful change to local policy and practice. These organizations have expertise or provide a key service relating to familiar faces.

Founding Network

The Familiar Faces Initiative began in 2016 as the Data-Driven Justice initiative. Over the first five years of the initiative, 151 communities joined, committing to sharing data across systems to disrupt the cycle of incarceration and crisis for familiar faces. The list below reflects the original 151 communities and the network continues to grow today.

Acton, MA

Albany County, NY

Albany, NY

Allegany County, MD

Allegheny County, PA

Anderson County, SC

Anne Arundel County, MD

Arapahoe County, CO

Arlington, MA

Ashland, MA

Baltimore City, MD

Bedford, MA

Berks County, PA

Bernalillo County, NM

Bexar County, TX

Billerica, MA

Birmingham, AL

Black Hawk County, IA

Boone County, MO

Boulder County, CO

Boxborough, MA

Burlington, MA

Cambridge, MA

Camden County, NJ

Carlisle, MA

Champaign County, IL

Charleston County, SC

Chelmsford, MA

Chester County, PA

Clark County, NV

Coconino County, AZ

Codington County, SD


Concord, MA


Cook County, IL

Cuyahoga County, OH

Dakota County, MN

Dallas County, TX

Dane County, WI


Denver City and County, CO

Detroit, MI

Doña Ana County, NM

Douglas County, KS

Douglas County, NE

Dracut, MA

Dunn County, WI

DuPage County, IL

Dutchess County, NY

Eau Claire County, WI

El Paso County, TX

Everett, WA

Fairfax County, VA

Flagstaff, AZ

Franklin County, OH

Franklin County, PA

Fulton County, GA

Guilford County, NC

Groton, MA

Harris County, TX

Harrisonburg, VA

Hartford, CT

Hennepin County, MN

Hood River County, OR

Hudson County, NJ

Hudson, MA


Indianapolis and Marion County, IN

Jefferson County, CO

Johnson County, IA

Johnson County, KS


King County, WA

Knoxville, TN

Lafayette Parish, LA

LaGrange, GA

Lake County, IL

Lane County, OR

Lehigh County, PA

Leon County, FL

Long Beach, CA

Los Angeles County, CA

Los Angeles, CA

Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government, KY

Lowell, MA

Lucas County, OH

Lynn, MA

Marathon County, WI

Marion County, OR

Marlborough, MA


McLean County, IL

Mecklenburg County, NC

Mercer County, PA

Miami-Dade County, FL

Middlesex County, MA

Milwaukee County, WI

Minnehaha County, SD

Montgomery County, AL

Montgomery County, MD

Multnomah County, OR

New Orleans Parish, LA

New York City, NY

North Reading, MA

Northampton County, PA

Oakland, CA


Pennington County, SD


Philadelphia County, PA

Pima County, AZ

Pinellas County, FL

Polk County, IA

Portland, ME

Potter County, PA

Prince George’s County, MD

Pulaski County, AR

Ramsey County, MN

Reading, MA

Rhode Island

Rio Arriba County, NM

Rockingham County, VA

Roseau County, MN

Sacramento, CA

Salt Lake City, UT

Salt Lake County, UT

San Diego County, CA

San Francisco City & County, CA

Santa Clara County, CA

Santa Cruz County, CA

Shelby County, OH

Shelby County, TN

Snohomish County, WA

Somerville, MA

Suffolk County, City of Boston, MA

Suffolk County, NY

Tewksbury, MA

Townsend, MA

Travis County, TX

Troup County, GA


Wake County, NC

Wakefield, MA

Walla Walla County, WA

Washington, DC

Watertown, MA

Wayne County, MI

Winchester, MA

Winona County, MN

Yavapai County, AZ

Clinton County, IA