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of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has been utilizing
satellite videoconferencing technology since 1993 to, effectively and efficiently,
disseminate meaningful and logistical training and information to diverse
juvenile justice constituencies across the United States. The Eastern
Kentucky University Training Resource Center was selected in 1995 as an
OJJDP grantee to design and deliver its videoconferences.
videoconferencing is a cost-effective means of delivering consistent training
and information to people who live in geographically diverse areas that
may limit their access to such information. A fundamental issue at
the core of technology-based training and information delivery is the changing
nature of today's professional world. Limited funds and time, great
distances, and other constraints are creating a strong demand for more
efficient, expedient ways to disseminate information.
by OJJDP research reports and publications, these satellite broadcasts
are similar in quality to a news program or documentary. In a standard
broadcast, the topical research and data is supported by videotape highlights
of promising programs. A live panel of experts is assembled for each
broadcast. These individuals are able to address specific issues
and interact with the viewing audience during call-in segments. Broadcasts
originate from the studios of EKU and, on occasion, remote locations.
date, OJJDP and the Juvenile Justice Telecommunications Assistance Project,
have designed, developed, and delivered twenty-five (25) videoconferences
in real time to an audience in excess of 275,000 viewers. The Project has
also utilized the World Wide Web and new video streaming technology to
make six conferences available, live, on the Internet. Furthermore,
numerous agencies and organizations have utilized videotaped copies, obtained
from the National Criminal Justice Reference Service's Juvenile Justice
Clearinghouse, of the broadcasts for their own internal training purposes.
high point in the projectís history occurred October 15, 1998, when JJTAP,
in cooperation with the Safe and Drug Free Schools Program, U.S. Dept.
of Education, designed and produced the White
House Conference on School Safety: Causes and Prevention of Youth Violence.
The broadcast originated from the East Room of the White House and featured
remarks by President and Mrs. Clinton and Vice President and Mrs. Gore.
from videoconferencing design and coordination, the Juvenile Justice Telecommunications
Assistance Project provides technical assistance on technology-related
issues to other federally-funded projects, develops training videos for
the Office, and explores emerging trends in telecommunications that might
positively impact OJJDP's training and information dissemination activities.
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