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Track 4: Smartphones Enable Smart Supervision

Wednesday, September 23, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: 101 D/E

Presenters: Christopher Zaleski, Mike Kingery, Les Schultz

Track: The Judiciary in a Virtual, Mobile, Social World

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Traditional technology for monitoring pre-trial defendants and post-conviction offenders released to the community are ankle bracelets and “robo” calls, tools designed to enforce probation terms and detect violations.  But in March 2014, U.S. District Court Chief Judge Ann Aiken (D. Ore.) pleaded with developers to create better, smarter, more supportive tools, and now “there’s an app for that.”  Smartphone monitoring offers defendants, offenders, and community supervisors new tools for success, using ubiquitous mobile devices.  Join this session to learn how your probationers can access mobile tools that are less conspicuous, less disruptive, cheaper, and far more effective at reducing recidivism.


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About the Presenters

Christopher Zaleski

Mr. Zaleski is the Director of Criminal Justice Outreach and Business Development for Outreach Smartphone Monitoring, an adjunct professor, and an executive board member of Mile High Behavioral Healthcare in Denver, Colorado.  The former Chief Probation Officer of Denver County Court, advisor and trainer for Norchem Drug Testing Lab, and parole officer and sergeant for New Jersey State Parole is a Certified Public Manager in Law Enforcement and a graduate of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center’s (FLETC) Police Legal Advisor Training Program.  Mr. Zaleski holds a Juris Doctor from Seton Hall Law School and a Master’s in Criminal Justice from Rutgers University. 

Mike Kingery

Mr. Kingery and his team at Outreach Smartphone Monitoring have been working with several counties in Colorado, Tennessee, Texas, and California to provide pre-trial defendants and post-conviction offenders with discreet supervision and immediate referrals for mental health, housing, and other crises that too frequently result in recidivism.  OSM's "app" also provides reminders of court and treatment appointments.  Mr. Kingery holds a Bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

Les Schultz

Les holds a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Alabama and has an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Corrections from St. Cloud State University in Minnesota.  Les has worked in Corrections since 1985, first as a probation officer in Marshall, MN and then as Director of Probation in Brown County, MN in 1993.  Les has been an adjunct professor at Minnesota State University-Mankato since 1994 and recently began teaching at Concordia University in St. Paul, MN.  Les has served as President of the MN County Probation Association and President of the MN Association of Pretrial Service Agencies.  He is the Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa Regional Representative for the American Probation and Parole Association and was recently elected to the executive board.  Locally, Les is in his second elected term as a New Ulm City Councilman.