San Francisco-based technology company Telmate announced its partnership with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Child Protective Services to sponsor children in foster care so that they connect with their incarcerated loved ones during the holiday season.
The department reports they have approximately four children in foster care at any given time with an incarcerated parent. According to Telmate Spokesperson Jeff Hansen, video visits are the most efficient means for friends and family members to stay in touch. Telmate’s video visits are offered online both onsite and remotely, saving families time and money to visit their incarcerated loved ones in person. Read more
Telmate has been partnering with the Western Treasure Valley Boys and Girls Club with initiatives to help ensure that kids steer their lives away from a life of crime. Known as “Telmate Cares,” Telmate employees volunteer their time to teach classes to disadvantaged youth every month with topics ranging from Graphic Design using Photoshop, Basic Coding Skills, Branding 101 and more recently “Using Photography to Tell Stories.”
During the class, Telmate Cares volunteer Angela Frucci talked about her life as a photographer and showed the children published samples of her work. The objective of the class was to show children to see the world around them Read more
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – October 27, 2014 – Inmate communications leader Telmate may be known as a technology provider for prisons and jails, but Telmate’s employees have taken their mission to a new level. The company’s mission is to “Create secure technology that empowers inmates to break the cycle of recidivism while protecting and serving facilities and communities.”
“We truly believe our technology is making a difference in people’s lives, connecting inmates with their loved ones and providing them with positive resources to get out and stay out,” said Chief Marketing Officer Jeff Hansen, “but we wanted to do something more to help reduce recidivism at its core.” Read more