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New Streaming Video System Unveiled at KY Juvenile Facility

Lt. Gov. Steve Pence, DJJ Commissioner Bridget Skaggs Brown applaud new system

DJJ streaming video system demonstration

The Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) recently unveiled a new streaming video project at the Audubon Youth Development Center in Louisville, Kentucky.  Lt. Gov. Pence, department officials and system designers EMC Corporation participated in this event, which featured how the new technology will be used in the department’s juvenile facilities across the state.

“The department’s video streaming project is an example of the type of efficiency  our administration seeks in state government operations,” Lt. Gov. Pence said.  “Our juvenile justice system remains focused on the provision of safe and secure working environments that benefit both staff and youth.”

The department’s old video system, existing in only eight of 30 facilities, is tape-driven with analog cameras and coaxial cable connections.  The system is not only incomplete but video on tapes is only searchable through video footage.  EMC Corporation’s Surveillance Analysis and Management Solution creates a centralized, searchable video archive system that will enable the department’s security managers to monitor in real time the activities occurring in a facility.

“Our staff members are committed to the protection and security of juveniles while in our custody and this technology will assist us in that effort,” said DJJ Commissioner Bridget Skaggs Brown.

Audubon Youth Development Center is a 60-bed juvenile facility that serves male public and youthful offenders.  It is the second juvenile facility to install the streaming video system.

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