Community Budget Issue Requests - Tracking Id #3318FY0001

Providing Professional Services to Vulnerable People via Interactive Video Technology












Judith Favell


Celeste Foundation











Project Title:

Providing Professional Services to Vulnerable People via Interactive Video Technology

Date Submitted:

2/20/01 7:01:47 PM












Ronald Silver














Statewide Interest:

see project description













Celeste Foundation


Judith Favell


699 East 5th Avenue

Contact Phone:

(305) 383-1327



Mount Dora 32757































Service Area:

Private Organization
















Project Description:








This request proposes the development of an effective and cost efficient video interactive system to provide services to community programs serving vulnerable populations, such as individuals with developmental disabilities and mental health issues.  The system, enables real time, two way video and audio linkages to group homes, semi-independent apartments, foster homes, mental health clinics and other community service settings.  Through these linkages, professionals and administrators can provide teaching, consultation and assistance in emergency situations to staff and parents in remote sites. In addition to caregiver supports, this technology enables quality assurance through program monitoring and caregiver supervision.  Further, the system affords the opportunity for instantaneous sharing of data and information to authorized professionals and families who are involved in an individual's progress and well being.












Measurable Outcome Anticipated:






The pilot project will test the hypothesist that this system will:

1.  increase the availability of professional services and oversight in community settings,

2.  improve safety outcomes for clients,

3.  improve client satisfaction, and

4.  improvew operational and cost efficiencies

The project will require $350,000 in state funds with a corresponding match of foundation dollars.











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Was this project previously funded by the State?














Is future-year funding likely to be requested?














Was this project included in an Agency's Budget Request?




Was this project included in the Governor's Recommended Budget?













Is there a documented need for this project?






Department of Children and Families Mission Statement











Was this project request heard before a publicly noticed meeting of a body of elected officials (municipal, county, or state)?