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Ohio County to Test App that Monitors Probationers

Step 1: A man on probation in Summit County, Ohio, receives a message saying he needs to check in.

Step 2: He takes a video on his smart phone and submits it.

Step 3: A company confirms his identity and location — based on GPS coordinates.

Checking in for probation in Summit County will soon be this easy.

The county will launch a new smart phone probation app this week, with 1,000 of the 4,000 people currently on probation using the app.

"Why not?" Amy Corrigall Jones, the administrative judge in Summit County Common Pleas Court, asked of trying the app. "If it fails, it fails. If we don't try, we'll never know."

The court will be the first in Ohio to pilot the Outreach Smartphone Monitoring (OSM) app, which has been used in 50 courts in 35 states. The Colorado-based company has also recently been in talks with Cuyahoga County about trying the app.

Please see the full article.

https://www.govtech.com/public-safety/Ohio-County-to-Test-App-that-Monitors-Probationers.html

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