Using Technology to Supervise and Assist Criminal Offenders: SMART-STAT

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The Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency is a federal, executive branch entity providing parole and probation services to Washington, D.C. CSOSA prides itself in implementing state-of-the-art supervision, treatment and technology services.

SMART is the agency’s data tracking system. SMART-STAT analyzes data to allow executives, middle management and line staff to make the best decisions to protect public safety and provide needed treatment services.

SMART-STAT sessions bring all parties to the table (including human resources, budget, and general counsel in addition to supervision operations) with a uniform understanding of the data to make decisions. All levels of the organization from line staff to senior management are held accountable for results.

SMART and SMART-STAT and the use of additional CSOSA technologies (GPS tracking, drug testing, employment, treatment, educational data and more) resulted in the production of this video by SAS, a contractor providing business intelligence software. CSOSA uses SAS software to manage and analyze data. CSOSA does not and cannot endorse any commercial product.

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  1. Payday Loans says

    Criminal should be required to pay for their supervision. Those who are required to budget for this type of expense would be wise to get a Payday Loan rather than go back to jail for not paying their debt.

  2. SMART sounds like a great system that should keep our country much safer than it presently is. I wish you all the luck putting it into working condition and hopefully there will be more advancements in the future.

  3. Cash Advance says

    As criminals turn to technology to get ahead its only logically that law enforcement moves in the same direction.

  4. SEO Services says

    Hooray for the DC Metro Police Department! Great technology to keep our nation’s capital safe.

  5. Expect to see this technology utilized more. Cellphones, GPS, tracking, etc., were being explored for these types of applications long before we used the technology on consumer devices . Good to see this tech being put to such good, practical use.

  6. Mike Comforter says

    I hope that police will be always one step ahead in comparison to criminal. I fear for our safety and I hope there would be peace all around.

  7. Burger Press says

    Police intelligence is the key to staying one step ahead of the bad guys.

  8. Florida video production says

    Amassing to see this tech being used on consumer devices. Criminal should be working to pay for their supervision!


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  10. William Tribe says

    Police need to stay ahead of the criminals, they should progress with the latest technology.

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