Telmate Guardian is a technically advanced, low-cost smartphone-based, GPS monitoring solution for community corrections including pre-trial, work release, probation and parole.
Guardian requires no new hardware for case manager or enrollee, and features innovative face and voice detection technology. Guardian gives jail administrators, courts, and parole and probation departments confidence that they are utilizing the most innovative, effective and secure monitoring solution on the market.
The Community Corrections Challenge
In the past few years, as a result of federal court cases and public elections, there has been a shift from “hard bed” corrections to “community corrections.” States across the country have been mandated to release thousands of prisoners due to overcrowding and voter initiatives that are reducing felonies to misdemeanors. As a result, due to the large numbers of clients being returned to society, community corrections is the growing corrections market in need of effective tools to help with the rehabilitation and reintegrating of clients back into society. It has become clear that as a society, we cannot continue to house all offenders in hard beds, and therefore we must find effective, efficient and affordable ways to keep released offenders under effective supervision.
The Telmate Guardian Solution
Today, a large amount of individuals on probation or parole don’t get an expensive ankle bracelet and are not monitored except for periodic phone calls or in-person visits. Telmate Guardian offers an effective, innovative, and low cost smartphone-based solution that captures a wealth of GPS information for those clients currently under minimal supervision. Guardian not only helps case managers do more with less, it also provides clients a discreet and familiar mobile app solution that supports increased participation, while raising person- al confidence. Guardian is not simply a competitor of traditional electronic home detention (EHD); it is a much more robust system that offers offenders an assistive technology to successfully reintegrate into society. Guardian aids in re-entry by fostering enrollee freedom, trust, independence and dignity, all with a supportive, firm, and secure touch. Guardian is simple for case managers and enrollees to use and gives unmatched customization, control and reporting around when, where, and how often clients check in.