Our cell-phone based ankle monitor alternative is a tangible representation of what the use of bail could be, a concept that when applied correctly, will serve all parties concerned.
It is our vision that an individual is only introduced into the criminal justice system a single time and during this exposure they are justly punished for their offensive behavior and provided the necessary resources to prevent reintroduction.
Countless studies have suggested that mental illness and addiction are driving forces responsible for the introduction and continued presence in the criminal justice system. From within the app's Resources section, the accused can be connected with those organizations that assist with mental health, drug & alcohol addiction counseling.
There are even resources available that can assist with employment opportunities for those with a criminal record.
In an effort to better assist the accused in the securing of legal counsel, American Pre-Trial Monitoring Services provides a Need An Attorney section within the app. For those who are able to afford an attorney, they have the ability of accessing the top 100 attorneys listed within the AVVO Attorney Directory (based upon their zip code). For those who are unable to afford, they are provided access to the contact information for each Public Defender's office serving the counties in which charges are pending.
Our app serves the State and victim by providing location data to locate the accused in the event that they fail to appear at each and every attempt the State makes to rebut the presumption of innocence.