TERMS OF USE FOR THE COAP MESSAGE EXCHANGE


This information exchange is monitored by COAP TTA providers on behalf of the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). Please observe this guidance when using the site:

The COAP support team, on behalf of BJA, reserves the right to reject any message it becomes aware of that, in its sole discretion, could subject BJA to liability, violate this policy, or be considered potentially illegal or otherwise inappropriate.

  • Do not flame. This discussion group aims to facilitate a cooperative atmosphere among professionals holding various viewpoints. Be open and respectful to other members' opinions and experiences.
  • Do not slander. Content that may be misconstrued as slanderous in nature should not be posted and will be removed.
  • Posts regarding partisan political announcements or ideological groups will be removed.
  • Posts from vendors promoting services will be removed. No solicitation for services is permitted.
  • Starting a new message: Include a subject heading for easier identification and archive search. Please do not "piggyback" onto an existing topic.
  • Submit responses that are both informative and beneficial to the entire group. Do not use this site to convey personal messages.
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    • Name
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    • Contact information (email and/or phone number)
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