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Probation and Pretrial Services Tool Puts Clients on the Map
March 21, 2012
A new software application will give the federal court system’s probation and pretrial services officers much more information about their clients – offenders and criminal defendants.
The Probation and Pretrial Services Clients Mapping Application, slated to be rolled out in late March, is another tool in keeping tabs on persons under supervision. The client mapping feature is familiar to anyone who has used online maps to pinpoint or get directions to a location. The application does more, however.
It can, for example, highlight on a map which offenders have been convicted of certain types of offenses, which clients are subject to a given type of supervision condition, and display offenders by the degree of risk they present for recidivism.
You can learn more about the new application in the March issue of The Third Branch newsletter.