Magazine article Corrections Forum

Winter APPA Conference Heats Up with New Solutions for the Corrections, Parole Communities

Magazine article Corrections Forum

Winter APPA Conference Heats Up with New Solutions for the Corrections, Parole Communities

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The American Probation and Parole Association's (APPA) 2015 Winter Training Institute brought together over 1,000 specialists from all walks of community corrections, criminal justice and treatment professions to the Grand Ballroom of the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina.

The conference featured educational workshops, intensive training programs, and a resource expo designed specifically for community corrections.

Here are some of the products that were creating a buzz:

Breathalyzer System

The Dräger Interlock 7000 is an in-car Breathalyzer system that reinvents the traditional ignition interlock device to incorporate enhanced user features and monitoring capabilities. The Dräger Interlock 7000 includes highly advanced bypass protection and is said to offer the fastest warm-up time in the industry.

www.draeger.com, 1.866.385.5900

Payment Options

JPay offers a wide variety of payment channels for offenders needing to meet their parole and probation obligations. The company can also provide automated IVR (interactive voice response) phone reminders with an immediate payment option, which helps agencies boost their collection rates. IVR reminders are also customizable for appointments and other pertinent dates.

www.jpay.com, 1.800.574.5729

Wireless Tablet

Telmate's Tablet is a wireless device specifically designed for corrections facilities that transforms the way inmates spend their time and helps improve public safety. It allows inmates to communicate with their friends and family using the modern methods they're familiar with, including secured messaging, photo sharing and more.

www.telmate.com, 1.855.516.0115

Risk Assessment Software

Noble Software group provides industry-leading risk assessments and offender compliance tools to corrections agencies nationwide. Driven by assessment results, your staffcan easily create customized case plans-including Title-IVe compliant juvenile case plans-with actionable goals and interventions through the use of Noble's case planning tools. Full reporting is available for detailed analysis of an agency's EBP progress.

http://www.noblesg.com, 1.979.248.6568

Case Management Software

With over 10,000 users, Capita Case enables probation and parole professionals to thrive, despite ever increasing workload demands. Capita Case's technology and intelligent domain knowledge helps facilities manage their workload more efficiently. Management gains improved supervision controls, and extensive graphical reporting and performance measurements. …

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