skip navigation


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


NCJ Number: 155946 Find in a Library
Title: Join Together Online
Corporate Author: Join Together
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 23
Sponsoring Agency: Join Together
Boston, MA 02116
Sale Source: Join Together
441 Stuart Street, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02116
United States of America
Type: Citizen Involvement Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This Start-Up Kit contains instructions on how to access Join Together Online from a personal computer.
Abstract: Brochures in this packet contain information on the National Public Telecomputing Network known as FreeNets, and how to join. By forging alliances with the FreeNets, citizens have the opportunity to build both strong national and local substance abuse networks. There are also instructions on how to obtain Internet access via commercial providers, and a list of Internet Access Providers. Join Together Online has two parts, an electronic substance abuse resource center and a nationwide electronic mail exchange that links community leaders working in the substance abuse field. This Kit contains: (1) a description of Join Together Online; (2) a guide to evaluate access options; (3) a list of current users and examples of how they benefit from Join Together Online; (4) free software and a trial offer from America Online, one of the networks through which to access Join Together Online; (5) a brochure describing HandsNet, another access network; (6) a list of other access networks; and (7) a list of what is needed to get started and costs involved.
Main Term(s): Controlled Substances
Index Term(s): Community involvement; Computers; Databases; Information dissemination; Information processing; Science and Technology
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.