We had the good fortune of connecting with Enrique Pavlioglou and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Enrique, how does your business help the community?

CheckUps’ software helps probationers let their assigned probation officer know that they haven’t left city limits, broken curfew or committed any other probation violations- all via a smartphone app. Our remote check-in offering also benefits community supervision agencies whose employees oversee millions of Americans on probation and parole.

In-person supervision meetings can be costly to the average person on probation, as transportation fees and missed hours at work, to attend regular check-ins, can quickly become a mounting expense that many can’t afford. At the same time, community supervision agencies are tasked with keeping track of many people with limited resources, which can be extremely challenging, stressful and time consuming. However, this is where CheckUps steps in to help.

CheckUps is housed in a user-friendly smartphone app which allows for remote check-ins rather than traditional in-person meetings with a probation officer. By using our app, lower-risk probationers can quickly check in with their supervision officers from the comfort of their smartphone without having to miss work or pay for transportation to and from meetings. CheckUps also streamlines the community supervision process for civil servants, allowing them more availability and time to focus on higher risk individuals.

What should our readers know about your business?

CheckUps is a San Antonio-based startup that was founded in 2017. Today, we work with a variety of community supervision programs across Texas in some of the state’s biggest counties, including Bexar County.

My company was created to support both community supervision agencies and probationers. The current system relies heavily on antiquated technology like ankle monitors and laborious in-person check-ins, as I learned firsthand when I was arrested nearly five years ago for obstructing a highway while I was a biomedical engineering student. Even though the charge has since been expunged, as part of this experience, I had to post bail, go through a trial process and ultimately was placed on probation, where I saw firsthand the numerous inefficiencies that riddle the justice system. Following this experience, I developed CheckUps to improve the process for other individuals as well as civil servants.

It’s been an exciting journey for CheckUps so far, and while I’m proud of our progress, I’m even more excited about what the future holds for us.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’d like to give my shoutout to an unrecognized group of front-line workers, civil servants in community supervision. This ever-challenging job has become even more so over the past year, but they have continued to support our communities.

I’d also like to give a shoutout to my family. We are very close, and I have learned a lot from each of my twelve uncles and aunts. My mom also reminds me that hard work takes determination. My family has taught me that when life gives you lemons you have to make lemonade, that the best solution to a problem is to see the positive side of it and always find room to laugh even a little.

Website: https://www.checkups.us/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/checkupsapp

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CheckupsApp

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CheckupsApp

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCChnW_mBj6WZMM9mm41INrA

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