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Kiosk System Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $500,000)

The Congressionally Selected Awards Program, authorized by the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009 (Pub. L. 111-8), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects selected by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-8, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 09 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY09 Omnibus Appropriations Act.

The Riverside County Probation Department will use funds to implement a countywide kiosk reporting system. The kiosk system will be an automated and unmanned monitoring tool that will provide an alternative means for low-risk adult offenders to comply with reporting requirements set forth in their court ordered terms of probation. Funds will be used to purchase approximately 15 kiosk machines and to place them at selected sites around Riverside County. The kiosk software will be developed in-house and will interface with the existing client management system, Juvenile and Adult Management System (J.A.M.S.). The kiosk software will red flag specific responses, direct the adult offenders to report to their Deputy Probation Officer (DPO), and provide a daily report to the DPOs regarding adult offenders who are to report and also who failed to report. The failure to report through the kiosk during the assigned reporting schedules will result in for appropriate consequences for the probationer. The assessment tool for the kiosk system will include the number of adult offender participants and non-participants, as well as the number of data changes.


Date Created: September 20, 2009