Polycom Solutions for Government – Justice Services

Overview

Polycom solutions are helping streamline the justice system and lower recidivism.

Polycom unified communication (UC) solutions get used extensively in justice services, including courts, corrections, probation, parole and law enforcement. These UC solutions create major benefits by reducing the amount of time it takes to handle cases and by reducing the costs and risks associated with transporting offenders and inmates between facilities.

When one uses Polycom collaborative justice solutions, the functions of arrest, intake, investigation, prosecution, adjudication, and sentencing become faster and more efficient. Witness interviews can take place from a remote location. Children and families can give testimony from a secure environment.

Polycom collaboration solutions look to support the child welfare and juvenile justice crossover youth population by helping improve the lives of youth and families communication when involved with multiple agencies.

By using Polycom mobile video conferencing applications on their tablets, laptop computers and smartphones, law enforcement officers can ask remote judges to issue a warrant. The process becomes more efficient, timely and inexpensive.

With Polycom solutions, justice organizations can:

  • Reduce security risks – Maintain higher security by reducing detainee transportation.
  • Expand staff expertise – Develop the knowledge and skills required for duties associated with mandatory training.
  • Improve public safety – Safely and cost-effectively control contact between victims, witnesses, inmates, and their friends and families.
  • Decrease operational and capital costs – Reduce the risky transportation of offenders and decrease travel time and costs, not to mention the time expended by judges, attorneys, litigants, and witnesses.
  • Increase re-entry success rate - Enable social services and children to connect with incarcerated family members so a relationship is maintained. Organize the transition from imprisonment/detention to the post-custodial stage of discharge planning and re-entry.
  • Provide better education - Assess the needs and capacities of offenders, and work with them to develop individualized support plans that include new forms of learning and training.
  • Improve inmate health - Connect by way of video to better care for patients suffering from mental illness and infectious diseases in overcrowded correctional institutions.

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