DALLAS, Nov. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Securus Technologies, a leading provider of civil and criminal justice technology solutions for public safety, investigation, corrections and monitoring, announced today that it has acquired the exclusive rights to Jobview's 2nd Chance™ application and making it directly available to all customers.
Nearly 650,000 people are released from state and federal prison yearly and far greater numbers reenter from local jails. Each of them needs a job. Jobview 2nd Chance can help shorten the time it takes to find a job. "This is a significant part of our tablet program and recidivism strategy," said Richard A. ("Rick") Smith. "We need to help ensure those incarcerated, don't come back to prison. There's no better way than to help them get a job upon their release – that's good for them, society and their families. Finding a job before release AND getting more education are keys to reducing recidivism – and the Jobview product goes right to the heart of finding productive work," said Smith.
The Jobview 2nd Chance™ can be made available on a free standing kiosk, as a software desktop application and on Securus' SecureView Tablet.
The Jobview software services are used by correctional facilities, probation offices, halfway houses and other reentry locations to allow individuals returning to the community to search for current jobs, from secure or non-secure locations. The secure version of Jobview functions without having access to a keyboard or the internet. The Jobview user interface is intuitive so no training is required, even for those who have never used a computer. Jobview gives reentry users a 30-60 day head start on finding a job.
"Jobview has been used by the Federal Bureau of Prisons and other locations for years. It's widely known how critical jobs are for reducing recidivism. We are excited that Securus is dedicated to providing this solution to their customers so that more inmates can take advantage of it and find jobs so they are working upon release," said Robert ("Bob") Bro, CEO of Jobview. "With the large Securus Sales Team – and our product – we will achieve much larger penetration in a largely unpenetrated market," said Bro.
About Securus Technologies
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and serving more than 2,600 public safety, law enforcement and corrections agencies and over 1,000,000 inmates across North America, Securus Technologies is committed to serve and connect by providing emergency response, incident management, public information, investigation, verification, communication, information management, inmate self-service, and monitoring products and services in order to make our world a safer place to live. Securus Technologies focuses on connecting what matters™. To learn more about our full suite of civil and criminal justice technology solutions, please visit www.securustech.net.
Since 1995 Jobview has been designing, implementing and maintaining interactive touch screen employment kiosks to present users with an ATM-like experience when searching for a job. Similar in concept to an ATM, the Jobview kiosk is an automated employment machine that allows users to view, print, email, text and apply to jobs—all at the touch of a finger. Because Jobview is focused on the job-search-and-apply function, each kiosk or software desktop version can support thousands of job searches per month. Jobview stations are leased by Libraries, Correctional Facilities, Workforce Centers, Newspapers, and other public-service organizations. To learn more about Jobview, please visit www.jobview.com.
SOURCE Securus Technologies, Inc.