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Equipment and Technology


Community Corrections Technology: Experts Identify Top Needs for Tech Solutions to Mounting Probation and Parole System Challenges
National Institute of Justice, March 2021

Four Steps for Using Videoconferencing Technology for Parole Decision-Making
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, March 2021

Telehealth and Telecommunication Opportunities in the Criminal Justice System
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, January 2021

Tapping Into Artificial Intelligence: Advanced Technology to Prevent Crime and Support Reentry
National Institute of Justice, August 2020

Specialized Smartphones Could Keep Released Offenders on Track for Successful Reentry
National Institute of Justice, April 2020

Patrick Leahy Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP)
Created by the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Act of 1998 and administered by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the BVP Program is designed to provide a critical resource to state and local law enforcement. According to the Act, the term "law enforcement" means any officer, agent, or employee of a state, unit of local government, or an Indian tribe authorized by law or by a government agency to engage in or supervise the prevention, detection, or investigation of any violation of criminal law, or authorized by law to supervise sentenced individuals.

National Institute of Corrections (NIC)
NIC provides training, technical assistance, information services, and policy/program development assistance to federal, state, and local corrections agencies. NIC also provides funding to support program initiatives and provides leadership to influence correctional policies, practices, and operations nationwide.

National Institute of Justice (NIJ): Equipment and Technology
The Equipment and Technology section of the NIJ website provides objective, evidence-based research and tools to meet the challenges of crime and justice, particularly at the state and local levels. See the Equipment Standards and Conformity Assessment page to learn about the NIJ Standards and Testing Program, which develops and publishes equipment standards that specifically address the needs of law enforcement, corrections and other criminal justice agencies.

National Reentry Resource Center
Sponsored by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the National Reentry Resource Center provides education, training, and technical assistance to states, tribes, territories, local governments, service providers, nonprofit organizations, and corrections agencies working on prisoner reentry.

Sponsored by NIJ and the Bureau of Justice Assistance, this site contains technical information related to body armor, provides access to NIJ's Compliant Product List, and presents guidance on how to get the proper fit and best take care of body armor.

Date Modified: July 17, 2023
Date Created: August 17, 2020