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NCJRS Justice Events Help

The NCJRS Justice Events Calendar is a database of trainings, conferences, and other events that can be searched by topic/focus area, location, date, and/or by keywords.

The Calendar instructions provided here are divided into two sections: 1) Instructions relevant to a specific calendar screen, and 2) Instructions relevant to a specific data entry or search field. If you want to skip directly to instructions for a specific screen, select the screen name below or scroll down to see guidelines for all screens. The specific Field Instructions are included at the bottom of this document.

Search for an Event
Event Search Results
Event Details
Add an Event Search
Add an Event Search Results
Add an Event
Event Successfully Added
Field Instructions/Help


Search for an Event

This screen allows you to search the calendar database for events that meet specified criteria or that capture a certain keyword. You do not need to select an item in each list or enter something in each field; the more criteria selected, the more refined the search will be. For instance, if "Alabama" and "Georgia" are selected, all events in Alabama or Georgia will be listed. But, if "Alabama" and "Georgia," "American Bar Association," and "Courts" are selected, only those events in Alabama or Georgia that are sponsored by the American Bar Association and have a classification of Courts will be displayed. The search may also be limited by a event start and end date(s).

Instructions:
1.  To search the database, enter a keyword(s) or highlight desired search criteria and click the "Search" button.
2.  To clear all selections and start over, click the "Reset" button.

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Event Search Results

This screen displays the results of an event search. You may be told that no matches were found for your selected criteria, and you should try again; or if matches were found for your criteria, you will see the results listed in chronological order by event date. You may also navigate to an event's details screen from the search results.

Instructions:
1. To view an event's details, click the event title.
2. To perform another search using different criteria, click the "Search Again" button.

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Event Details

This screen offers details about an event, but only displays those fields for which data have been provided. Fields that could be displayed are: the title; the start and end dates; the sponsoring organization(s); the city, state/territory, country, and specific site of the event; the topic(s); any specific topics or additional information available about the event; the expected number of attendees; the event's contact name, title, affiliation, phone number, fax number, and email address; and the event's URL.

Instructions:
1.  To view more information about the event, click on the link provided in the Event URL field. 
2.  To return to the previous "Event Search Results" Screen, click the browser "Back" button.

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Add an Event Search

Because individuals may provide slightly different titles or dates for the same event, this screen provides the means to quickly search the event database to see if some information on your event has already been provided. Select your criteria to find the event; if no matches are found, you will be taken directly to the "Add an Event" Screen.

Instructions:
1. To search the database, enter a keyword(s) or highlight desired search criteria and click the "Search" button.
2. To clear all selections and start over, click the "Reset" button.

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Add an Event Search Results

This screen displays the events found that match your search criteria in chronological order by event title. You may view an event's details; or if your event is not listed, may add your event.

Instructions:
1.  To view an event's details, click that event's title.
2.  To refine or modify your search criteria and search again, click the browser "Back" button.
3.  To add your event, click the "Add an Event" button/link.

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Add an Event

This screen provides a form to add your event to the event database. The mandatory data fields are each marked with an asterisk. This screen also provides the acceptance criteria for submitted events.

Instructions:
1.  To designate the sponsoring organization(s) for the event, select the organization from the listing of available organizations. Or, if you do not see your organization(s) listed, enter the organization name in the free-text box.
2.  Enter all mandatory and other available data. If you are the event's contact, select "Data Entered By" "Above Contact;" otherwise, select "Data Entered By" "Other" and provide your data for verification purposes.
3.  Click the "Save Event Data" button.
4.  To clear all fields and start over, click the "Reset" button.

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Event Successfully Added

This screen notes that event data was successfully entered. These data must meet event database criteria and will be verified before they are made available for public viewing.

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Field Instructions/Help

Topics
You may select one or more items in this field:

  • To select only one item, highlight that item.
  • To select multiple items listed together, highlight the first item, hold the (shift) key, and highlight the last item.
  • To select multiple items not listed together, highlight the first item, hold the (ctrl) key, and highlight each additional item.
To deselect all items, highlight the "blank" item at the top of the list. You can skip to a particular place in the list by highlighting the field and pressing the keyboard key corresponding to the first letter of the desired listing. (For example, to get to the list items beginning with "S," highlight the field and press the "S" key.)

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Event Dates
You must enter at least the month and year for both the start and end dates. If one of the day fields is populated, the other must also be populated. The system will check the fields for valid dates and date ranges.

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Country (Data Entry)
A list is provided from which to select a country. If a country is not listed, enter the data in the second field. You need not enter data in both fields. You can skip to a particular place in the list by highlighting the field and pressing the keyboard key corresponding to the first letter of the desired listing. (For example, to get to the list items beginning with "S," highlight the field and press the "S" key.)

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Country (Search)
You may select one or more items in this field:
  • To select only one item, highlight that item.
  • To select multiple items listed together, highlight the first item, hold the (shift) key, and highlight the last item.
  • To select multiple items not listed together, highlight the first item, hold the (ctrl) key, and highlight each additional item.

To deselect all items, highlight the "blank" item at the top of the list. You can skip to a particular place in the list by highlighting the field and pressing the keyboard key corresponding to the first letter of the desired listing. (For example, to get to the list items beginning with "S," highlight the field and press the "S" key.)

Note: If you are adding a webinar or other online event to the Calendar, select the "Satellite/Web Based" option from the Country field and enter the time of the event in the City field.

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Data Entered By
You must select either "Above Contact" or "Other." If you select "Other," you must provide the name and phone number of the person who can verify the event data.

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From/To (Search)
You may select only one item in each list. A valid timeframe must be selected.

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Month and Year of Event (Search)
You may only select one item in each list. You may select an item in none, one, or both of the fields. To deselect any field, highlight the "blank" item at the top of the list.

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Organization
You may select one or more items in this field:
  • To select only one item, highlight that item.
  • To select multiple items listed together, highlight the first item, hold the (shift) key, and highlight the last item.
  • To select multiple items not listed together, highlight the first item, hold the (ctrl) key, and highlight each additional item.
To deselect any items, click the highlighted item in the list. You can skip to a particular place in the list by highlighting the field and pressing the keyboard key corresponding to the first letter of the desired listing. (For example, to get to the list items beginning with "S," highlight the field and press the "S" key.)

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Selected Organization(s)
You may select only one item in this field at a time, and must use the scroll bar on the right to navigate through the alphabetical list.

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State/Region (Data Entry)
A list is provided from which to select a state/territory. If a state/region is not listed, enter the data in the second field. You need not enter data in both fields. You can skip to a particular place in the list by highlighting the field and pressing the keyboard key corresponding to the first letter of the desired listing. (For example, to get to the list items beginning with "S," highlight the field and press the "S" key.)

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State/Territory (Search)
You may select one or more items in this field:
  • To select only one item, highlight that item.
  • To select multiple items listed together, highlight the first item, hold the (shift) key, and highlight the last item.
  • To select multiple items not listed together, highlight the first item, hold the (ctrl) key, and highlight each additional item.
To deselect any items, click the highlighted item in the list. You can skip to a particular place in the list by highlighting the field and pressing the keyboard key corresponding to the first letter of the desired listing. (For example, to get to the list items beginning with "S," highlight the field and press the "S" key.)

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