Electronic Monitoring
Contracting Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

The American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) received funds from the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) to develop and disseminate information to assist users of electronic monitoring to develop or enhance their use of technology for effective community-based supervision.

Specifically, APPA and NIJ assembled a working group of manufacturers, service providers, and product and service users to accomplish the following project tasks:

  • Develop and deliver an information package for users of electronic monitoring tools.
  • Develop and implement procedures for testing equipment abilities and specifications.
  • Develop a list of equipment capabilities and specifications for users.
  • Report on potential applications of current technology.
  • Develop data elements for future evaluation of the equipment uses.
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