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NCJ Number: 252822 Find in a Library
Title: Procuring and Implementing Offender Tracking Technology: Challenges and Needs
Author(s): Joe Russo; George B. Drake
Corporate Author: National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
United States of America
Date Published: April 2018
Page Count: 22
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Grant Number: 2014-IJ-CX-K404
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Instructional Material (Programmed); Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents the findings of an expert panel that identified the key challenges associated with identifying, evaluating, selecting, procuring, and implementing offender tracking technology (OTT), as well as the development of needs, strategies, and/or tools that address these challenges.
Abstract: The panel was assembled by the federal Justice Technology Information Center (JTIC) and was composed of administrators and program managers with responsibility for their agencies’ offender tracking programs. They had experience and expertise in probation, parole, and pretrial organizations. They represented various geographic regions and organizational levels and sizes. The OTT challenges examined by the panel related to 1) the identification of OTT products; 2) the comparison of competing products; 3) choosing the product best suited for a particular agency; 4) an agency’s ability to acquire the selected OTT; and 5) the implementation of the OTT so as to achieve the intended outcomes. One of the panel’s findings was that agencies need free, objective information sources on OTT. A second finding is that they need networks and platforms to share information and lessons learned. A third finding is that agencies could benefit from a peer-to-peer review of key program activities, such as requests for proposals, contracts, policies, and procedures. A fourth finding is that model-testing protocols would make it easier to assess and compare products. Other recommendations for addressing OTT challenges pertain to a conformity assessment program, model contract language, the development of a common lexicon for the OTT industry, research that guides evidence-based implementation practices, and research and best practices that can leverage the location-data collected. 3 tables, 2 figures, and a listing of the panelists
Main Term(s): Police equipment
Index Term(s): Corrections Technology; Equipment and technology; Equipment evaluation; NIJ grant-related documents; NIJ Resources; Offender tracking systems; Procurement procedures
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