Justice-in-Education Scholar Helps Make a Mobile App Alternative to 911
September 25, 2020 JIE Updates
Justice-in-Education Scholar Tomás Correa is part of the team of formerly incarcerated software engineers who built a no-police alternative to 911.
The app, Not911, was built by a team organized through Emergent Works, a nonprofit software company that trains and employs formerly incarcerated people.
In recent Medium post shared by the nonprofit, Tomás notes,
Being able to circumvent the police and still get your needs met is a beautiful thing. The first thing that comes to mind is a person on parole. If they were to fall off a bike and need assistance and call an ambulance, the police would come and they could have their parole violated for police contact.