Securus Commits to $5 Million Investment in Reducing Recidivism at the Facilities That It Works With
DALLAS, TX October 21, 2016/PRNewswire/ —
Securus Technologies, a leading provider of civil and criminal justice technology solutions for public safety, investigation, corrections and monitoring, announces over 1.2 million jobs viewed by inmates in August and September using Securus’ ConnectUs inmate platform.
On August 22nd, participating customers with Securus’ ConnectUs inmate platform began providing inmates safe, secure access to over 2 million current job opportunities on Securus’ exclusive Job Search application. This opens a wealth of opportunities for inmates who will soon return to society better prepared for the job search process.
Facilities will no longer need to escort inmates to a secure computer location, monitor job searches performed by inmates or pay for expensive subscription costs for job postings. Securus’ ConnectUs platform delivers inmate access via self-help devices located throughout the correctional facilities. Activity reports provide an audit trail of job seeker activity in the facility, and allow customers to report specific reentry outreach statistics to relevant stakeholders in the organization.
“The ConnectUs Job Search application is available to all new and existing ConnectUs customers and gives inmates real-time job search experience,” said Richard A. (“Rick”) Smith, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Securus Technologies, Inc. “The early results speak volumes about the need and value provided. Our customers are looking for additional ways to improve reentry programs and establish solid life skills for inmates; the Job Search application delivers. Securus leads the way with ongoing efforts to provide automation tools to inmates, friends/family, and corrections.
“We are committing to invest a minimum of $5 million in specific recidivism reduction programs over the next three (3) years at the prisons and jails that we serve. That represents a significant investment by us and it shows our level of commitment to making inmates and their lives better,” concluded Smith.
ConnectUs is the most robust and feature-rich inmate platform in the market, allowing inmates access to an unlimited set of applications as designated by each correctional facility. Not only does this platform allow inmates access to features and services never available before, it also fully governs what is available to inmates and the timing. This ensures that correctional facilities have complete control over the content that inmates can access. In addition to the Job Search application, ConnectUs provides many other beneficial applications to automate facility processes and streamline communications. These include applications for Forms and Grievance, Inmate Telephone, Video Visitation, Inmate Video, Inmate Handbook, Inmate Documents, Commissary Ordering, Law Library, Sick Call, Emergency Call, and many more! The possibilities are limitless.
Securus offers the Job Search application through its exclusive partnership with Jobview. “We believe each job search experience is another ‘at bat’ for offenders engaged in reentry – an opportunity to increase the chances of success on the outside by learning what jobs are available, what skills are required, and where geographically the jobs can be found,” said Vice President of Jobview, Ryan Solberg.
Jobview Corrections services are used by correctional facilities, probation offices, halfway houses and other reentry locations to allow individuals returning to the community to search for current jobs, from secure or non-secure locations. The secure version of Jobview functions without having access to a keyboard or the internet. The Jobview user interface is intuitive so no training is required, even for those who have never used a computer. Jobview gives reentry users a 30-60 day head start on finding a job. For more information on Jobview products and services please call us at 866-562-8439 or email us at jobinfo@Jobview.com
About Securus Technologies
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and serving more than 3,450 public safety, law enforcement and corrections agencies and over 1,200,000 inmates across North America, Securus Technologies is committed to serve and connect by providing emergency response, incident management, public information, investigation, biometric analysis, communication, information management, inmate self-service, and monitoring products and services in order to make our world a safer place to live. Securus Technologies connecting what matters®. For more information, please visit SecurusTechnologies.com.