TAMPA, Fla. - (July 7, 2015) - The Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center (JTDC) has selected cloud-based Tribridge Offender360 to manage the flow of juveniles through its detention center, the court system and jails in Cook County, the second-most populous county in the U.S. The JTDC houses between 250 and 350 juvenile detainees each day. Offender360, which is also used by the Cook County Department of Corrections (CCDOC), provides correctional and other public safety institutions with a scalable, cost-effective tool for managing adult and juvenile detainees from intake to release.
The Cook County JTDC provides temporary secure housing for youth ages 10 through 16 who are awaiting adjudication of their cases by the juvenile division of the Cook County Courts. By providing care for juvenile offenders who are transferred from juvenile to criminal court, the JTDC is an alternative to temporarily incarcerating these youth in the county jail system. At the JTDC, children have access to programs that enhance personal development and improve their opportunity for success upon returning to the community.
"Technology is playing an increasingly important role in the public sector, including the justice system, and The Cook County JTDC expects immediate gains in efficiency and effectiveness," said Josh Jaquish, vice president, Public Sector at Tribridge. "Because we're already working in Cook County with the CCDOC, we're confident that Offender360 will have a direct and measurable impact."