Breaking Down the Process See the problems differently The missed court dates happen for a plethora of reasons as simple as making a mistake writing down their court date or as complicated as needing childcare. UpTrust focuses on the specific chokepoints that lead to a missed court date and identifies clear, technology-enabled solutions to address them. Break Siloes Who has the resources to solve this problem? Courts and defense attorneys have the data of who and when people need to appear in their court. Many non-profits and companies have services that may be appropriate to help address the challenges to appearing. UpTrust breaks down the siloes by identifying the defendants’ needs and utilizing their technology to improve access to necessary interventions or services. Repurpose How can assets be given new life? UpTrust repurposes resources that were already available and reconfigures them to be delivered to the client at the most impactful and relevant moment. Software to text message clients for reminders or checklists of needed items can be repurposed for this use. Tangibly, UpTrust is able to send resources such as “tokens” for transportation. Government and nonprofit services already exist but are largely unknown or challenging to disseminate. Engage Self-interest for sustainable fuel How do we create sustainable fuel? The government is able to save thousands of dollars each time they are able to prevent a “failure to appear”. Using UpTrust provides the defendants with tools to stop the damaging cycle that administrative bench warrants create. UpTrust makes the system work better for public defenders, courts, and their clients. The success of the clients, increases uptake of UpTrust. It is in their self-interest to improve on their service and tri-sector support. Nonprofits increase their utilization of services they provide, increasing their own sustainability and magnifying their impact. Re-align What business model changes create the win? The courts, with the use of UpTrust, have the opportunity to see their role differently. They can more easily facilitate defendants’ engagement, thereby reducing the future burden on their system. Learn more about UpTrust.