All Rise! Court's in Session!
March 1, 2011 @ 09:24 AM | By Sarah Murphy
A couple of weeks ago I blogged about video conferencing and the role it plays in telemedicine. This week telejustice made the news in an article from the Northern Ohio court system.
The use of video conferencing in the courts is not “new” news, but with recent economic challenges, many cities and towns have had to evaluate public safety budgets. Once again video conferencing technology has been recognized as a way to do more with less while ensuring public safety. Specifically, post-arrest video arraignments provide:
- Increased safety as the accused stays in the confines of a jail.
- Cost savings as the accused doesn’t have to be transported. With the price of gas creeping towards $4.00 per gallon, trips to and from the courthouse can eat into any budget.
- Efficient use of time as the focus is 100% on the accused and not any courtroom distractions or delays.
Our partner, Polycom, helps court systems take it one step further with streamlining the issuing of arrest warrants and post-arraignment paperwork. Read more from their case study where a single city in Virginia reported a savings of $1.2M using video in one year alone!
What if you could help save $1.2M for your organization? Saving on travel doesn’t have to be at the global level—just cutting trips across town can definitely add up. Do you know how your hometown is using conferencing technology save time and money?