Improve benefit administration among the justice-involved population
Appriss’ Incarceration Intelligence solution provides data across the incarceration lifecycle, ensuring continuity of benefits and successful post-incarceration transitions.
A 2018 study suggested that the cost of a single recidivism event is more than $150,000. Yet recidivism rates are still incredibly high; half of prisoners are re-arrested within two years of release.
Previously incarcerated individuals face many personal and institutional challenges to successfully integrate back into society. Several social service agencies play a direct role in this transition:
In each of these cases, access to incarceration data is key. With Incarceration Intelligence, agencies can better serve their justice-involved population without huge investments in staff, training, and new workflows.
Through Incarceration Intelligence, agencies are able to monitor target populations as they move in and out of incarceration. Notifications on booking prevent entitlement fraud, while notifications on release can trigger processes that help re-gain access to benefits.
The solution gives agencies access to accurate and timely data through a single information source. Automatically monitor specific populations, such as Medicaid beneficiaries, hard-to-locate non-custodial parents, and SNAP/TANF beneficiaries with a single solution.
Appriss’ incarceration database allows for alerts on the following:
Booking into an incarceration facility
Serving a certain length of stay (e.g., 6 months)
Release from an incarceration facility
Reinstate benefits upon release and ensure uninterrupted physical and mental health treatment.
Expedite re-enrollment upon release, decreasing application processing time.
Modify obligations for incarcerated non-custodial parents, reducing uncollectible debt.