There are foster kids in the system who get sent through my home a lot, and I am responsible for doing all I can for them before they have to move on to another home or get adopted. The adoption process for these kids can take a long time, and some of them have parents who are in jail. The courts might allow for these kids to have visitation with their natural parents, and that is where I have to use Securus.
I have Securus on my phone that is paid for by the state, and they let me know how to use Securus to offer visitation to the kids who are under my care. They get to talk to their parents a couple times a week when their parents are in jail, and I can host the visitation right there in my home.
I can see their parents on the video phone call, and I speak to them about how it went. The kids are excited to get the chance to see their parents, and their parents can talk to them about anything they think they should talk about. It is much easier for me and the kids to get visitation in without going to the jail, and it is all housed on my phone.
I have actually told other people to use Securus to make sure they can see inmates on the other side of the call, and someone who wants to be sure they are checking on an inmate can download the app to any device they want. I use it every week, and every foster parent I know does the same thing.