7.h. Video Arraignment for Juvenile and Magistrate Court
IT Director Aaron Kostyu said at the 25 June Regular Session of the Lowndes County Commission:
As discussed yesterday morning, this is the video arraignment solution for the magistrate juvenile court. This solution will save tens of thousands of dollars a year for staffing and transportation that will not be required. It will save us quite a bit of money, and time as well. This solution will allow for the video presentation, signature, and certification of warrants and the carrying out of video arraignments and first appearances as well for Magistrates and Juvenile. And this will benefit the Magistrate Court, Juvenile Court, and all the local law enforcement agencies. As noted yesterday, the city of Valdosta is awaiting your approval, and they will purchase a portion of this to go in their facilities as well that will allow them to speak in the video warrants portion.
Commissioners had no questions. County Manager Joe Pritchard recommended Commissioners proceed so that he could bring back a statement of work later for their further approval. Unanimous approval.
Here’s the video:
Video Arraignment for Juvenile and Magistrate Court
Regular Session, Lowndes County Commission (LCC),
Video by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE), Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 25 June 2013.