2017 Top 25
Winners:
State of Oregon
January 1, 2017
Jurisdiction:
Oregon

Outreach Smartphone Monitoring (OSM) uses predictive technology to recognize changes in behavioral patterns by tapping into human/smartphone interaction, based on the belief that the smartphone is the perfect vehicle to distribute resources to individuals and collect the data needed to determine the best ways to reduce recidivism. Working with community supervision agencies, a district judge and an official from the Federal Judicial Center, an application was designed that would replace the use of an ankle bracelet. This was accomplished by incorporating a Bluetooth biometric wristband, remote blood alcohol testing using a Bluetooth breathalyzer, providing rehabilitative resources, and traditional electronic monitoring. The OSM smartphone and web application is now in use in over 20 states and customer groups include Drug Courts, Pretrial Services, Probation, Reentry, Juvenile Supervision, Treatment Facilities, and DUI law firms.