Education, reentry, parole projects honored

CDCR continues to lead the way in technology innovation, earning three “Best of California” awards at the California Digital Government Summit in Sacramento.

The annual awards recognize outstanding state and local government technology projects. This year’s awards demonstrate the diverse needs of CDCR’s stakeholders and the excellent collaboration among Enterprise Information Services (EIS) technology experts and divisions throughout CDCR.

CDCR Technology awards

  • Innovative Use of Data Analytics – California Parole Data Management Analytics and Visualization
    • The Law Enforcement Automated Data System (LEADS) is a web-based application that provides law enforcement agencies with photos and specific information about people on parole supervision, as well as Non-Revocable Parole and Post Release Community Supervision.
  • Excellence in Project Management – Automated Rehabilitative Catalog and Information Discovery Machine (ARCAID). Information Technology Specialist I Matthew Moore was recognized for his “creative approach and dedication to the successful integration and implementation of this project.”
    • ARCAID is a self-service search platform that connects the criminal justice-involved population with services and job opportunities throughout California.
  • Best IT Collaboration – Technology Supporting Incarcerated Students in Educational Programs
    • This award honors the multidisciplinary team that is working to roll out thousands of secure laptops to incarcerated students. These laptops allow students to interact with teachers and fellow students in new and innovative ways, including accessing academic courses, standardized testing, and digital learning platforms such as Canvas.
    • Honorees for this collaboration were the Division of Rehabilitative Programs, EIS, Division of Adult Institutions, California Community Colleges, and California State Universities.

All government and education officials are invited to submit nominations, which are reviewed by an Evaluation Committee. The committee includes top government Information Technology officials from state agencies, local government, and higher education. They consider productivity and performance, innovation, functionality, savings/value and usage rate when choosing awardees.

Congratulations to all involved in these important projects.

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