Lee’s Summit, MO (Sept 19, 2023) — eHawk, Inc. today announced its selection to participate in the global AWS GovTech Accelerator, a program from Amazon Web Services (AWS) designed to help startups develop solutions that address the needs of government agencies.
Across the United States, many 911 centers are running on legacy technology vulnerable to disaster-related outages, while others face staffing gaps as high as 50%. Courts and other justice and public safety organizations are targeted by a rising number of cyber events, as the digitization of paper workloads increases the amount of sensitive data requiring secure storage. In response, AWS launched its first GovTech Accelerator with a focus on justice and public safety.
The goal is to support the development of technologies that can address challenges such as increasing community engagement, deterring crime, and reducing recidivism. The AWS GovTech Accelerator includes both a four-week virtual program and in-person opportunities for technical and business mentorship for GovTech startups.
eHawk is one of 13 organizations selected for the inaugural AWS GovTech Accelerator. This opportunity will support eHawk’s efforts to transform community corrections by decreasing recidivism, increasing operational efficiency, improving participant outcomes, and reinforcing adherence to conditions of release in both pre-trial and post-trial supervision.
We’re excited to work with AWS to support eHawk’s Hawkefforts to expand the role of data and artificial intelligence in achieving better outcomes in criminal justice,” said eHawk CEO Bart Cooper.
The AWS GovTech Accelerator provides hands-on AWS and technical training as well as business mentorship from AWS customers and members of the AWS Partner Network (APN). eHawk will also receive AWS computing credits and opportunities to speak with leaders in government technology to understand their unique needs and challenges.
“Innovation is one of our core leadership principles at AWS,” said Kim Majerus, vice president of global education and US state and local government at AWS. “That is why we launched the AWS GovTech Accelerator, to help startups innovate solutions supporting first responders, courts, emergency services, and more. We want to help accelerate development, iteration, and launch of these crucial solutions.”
eHawk develops advanced technology supervision solutions for criminal justice that lead to better outcomes for all. Its innovative cloud-based platform RePath lowers recidivism and cost while increasing supervision efficiencies.