by Lydia Pineault
Through a U.S. Bureau of Justice Administration grant, iTether Technologies, Inc. will work closely with the Pinal County Attorney’s office to enhance the current community-based diversion program using the Risk-Need-Responsivity (RNR) model. Across 3-years diversion officers will learn to assess offenders’ criminogenic behaviors and readiness for change, as well as develop and monitor personalized plans for defendant treatment. Participating defendants will use iTether’s state-of-the-art tele-treatment/education platform to learn and practice new skills and strategies, locate health and social service resources, and monitor their own decision-making behaviors. Using the secure iTether app, defendants remain connected to (tethered) and monitored remotely by their diversion officers while living, learning, and working their programs in their home community, 24/7.
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