Reduce the hassle of payment disbursements

Managing the day-to-day function of government has lots of moving parts, especially when it comes to administration, accounting, and one-time disbursements. And two of the biggest headaches that can throw a wrench into any operation? Paper checks and unclaimed property.

Issuing checks for payment comes with a lengthy list of challenges, including:

  • Reconciling uncashed checks

  • Work release and parolee administration

  • Juror administration and payments

  • Restitution, bond, and child support payments

  • Unclaimed property and escheatment

  • Check fraud

  • The high cost of issuing paper checks

  • Cash handling security issues

  • Stop payment fees for lost/stolen checks

  • Operational inefficiency

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Disbursement solutions for every situation

Jury Payments • Inmate Transfer & Release • Work Release • Restitution Disbursements • Child Support Disbursements • Bond Payments • Poll Workers • Witness Fees

Smart, connected commerce for government

Rapid’s solutions for government and municipalities have everything you need, from managing automated disbursements and one-time disbursements, to paying jurors, restitution recipients, inmates, and more.

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From municipal and county, to state and federal courts, CourtFunds is the contactless way to pay everyone accurately and on time, no matter what part of the transaction they play a part in — jury payments, restitution, child support, bond, witnesses, and more.

From county jails and state prisons, to halfway houses and State Departments of Corrections, ReleasePay is the hassle-free way to pay inmates and parolees accurately and on time.

Regardless of jurisdiction — municipal, county, state, or federal — one challenge your court likely faces is constituent engagement. With rapidENGAGE, your court can communicate and engage more effectively with constituents on their favorite platform — their mobile phones.

Currencie is a Disbursement as a Service (DaaS) platform. Make payments, both individually and en mass, via an electronic payment platform. Recipients of funds can access money online through a variety of claim options, including bank transfers, PayPal, check, charity, gift card, or pre-paid card.

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Rave reviews from our government clients

CourtFunds is such a great product that we were so excited to finally have a jury trial so we could try out the product!

It was such an easy process and experience for us. I plan on telling everyone how smoothly it went to set up and use.
I can’t imagine why more counties are not set up with CourtFunds!”

— Cindy L. Joosten, Clerk of Circuit Court, Wood County, WI

“Working with our previous disbursements vendor was a nightmare. [A resident would] be at the grocery store and have to put all their food back because the card wouldn’t work, or they were at a hotel trying to book a room for their first night out and they couldn’t get to any of their money. Something was always going wrong, and we didn’t have a dedicated contact person. It was hard to resolve anything in a timely manner.

I can’t say enough great things about working with Rapid. The customer service has been amazing, and our representative is always available to work with my team and myself whenever we have a question or need to make a change to our process.”

— Melissa Brooke, Centralized Inmate Banking Unit, Kansas Department of Corrections

We implemented CourtFunds in January of 2020, and we have had such a positive response from our jurors! Jurors love the fact that they receive their card the first day of service and the funds are loaded on Friday by 5:00 P.M. — no waiting on a check, which in our case, took up to two weeks or more, depending on where the Finance Department was on their check runs.

CourtFunds has been a LIFESAVER for the process of getting our jurors paid and saving the taxpayers of Horry County money!

— Lara C. Robinson, Juror Coordinator, Horry County, SC

[ReleasePay has] saved us 30 minutes to an hour a day of hand-entering information and printing and mailing checks. And of course, we don’t go through as many checks as we used to. It’s helped us cut down quite a bit on that cost. We don’t receive nearly as many phone calls or visits from former residents asking about their money or coming by to pick up a check, since they get it all that last day as they’re leaving.

— Joann Henscheid, Sr. Financial Specialist, Idaho Department of Correction

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Accept credit card payments from anyone

As a payment facilitator, or PayFac, for over 300 organizations, Rapid can take care of all of your merchant service needs. Accept credit card payments from anyone — from vendors, to businesses, to individuals. We have the tools and expertise to help you streamline the flow of money.

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Across the U.S., Rapid is helping governments, municipalities, and correctional facilities eliminate disbursement headaches and foster better constituent engagement. Learn more about how we can help you too!