"JUSTNET is one of our best ways to get out information on projects and research being sponsored by the Office of Science and Technology and the NLECTC system," Engler says.
* Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology News Summary Reports: One of the latest additions to JUSTNET, these weekly postings provide synopses of corrections- and law enforcement technology-related articles that have been published in professional publications, trade journals, and commercial newspapers and magazines.
* Publications: All publications produced through the NLECTC system are posted on JUSTNET. These publications, which include equipment performance/testing reports; the NLECTC quarterly newsletter, TechBeat, and product information bulletins (such as a recent one on electronic monitoring), can be viewed on-screen and printed out as either ASCII text files or as Adobe(r) Acrobat(r) (.pdf) files.
* Topic Boards: JUSTNET provides the opportunity to post specific questions and concerns relating to corrections and law enforcement technologies and products.
* Specific Corrections-Related In formation and Events: As an ongoing service, information on specific corrections-related topics, such as the development of standards for puncture-resistant gloves and vests, is posted on JUSTNET. Of special note is information posted on the 1033 (Excess Property) Program, which transfers excess and surplus military equipment to correctional teams, squads or individuals who enforce the laws within a prison jurisdiction.
* Links: JUSTNET offers an array of more than 800 links to other correctional and criminal justice sites, such as the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the Bureau of Corrections Statistics and the American Correctional Association.
"JUSTNET continues to expand every day and I would encourage all corrections personnel to explore the site and let us know how we can better serve your needs."
Participants also received a comprehensive demonstration of JUSTNET (www.nlectc.org), NIJ's technology information Web site.
Information on applying will be listed on the NIJ Web site, JUSTNET (http://www.nlectc.org), and in ACA's Corrections Today and APPA's Perspectives.