Implementing the Rhode Island Community Supervision Mapping System: Practical Applications from Real-Life Experience
The Providence Plan has developed a geospatial application designed to help corrections, public safety, and social service agencies better supervise and assist returning prisoners. This web-based tool enables users to conduct specialized queries of the locations of released prisoners, map those results at the address level, and then overlay the results with additional spatially-enabled datasets, such as support services for former prisoners. This presentation will outline successes and lessons learned around development and implementation. It will also cover how the tool is aiding probation, law enforcement, and discharge planning practice in Rhode Island.