The Commonwealth of Pennsylvaniaís Justice Network (JNET) is a secure, virtual
system for the sharing of justice information by authorized criminal
justice practitioners. JNET is a collaborative effort of municipal,
county, state, neighboring states, and federal justice agencies that are
dedicated to building and contributing to a secure integrated justice
The vision of JNET, Pennsylvaniaís integrated justice movement, was designed
with the intent to provide authorized federal, state, county, and municipal
governments with an avenue to access and share information with their
counterparts. An authorized user is defined by several components,
the first being the Criminal History Record Information Act (CHRIA).
CHRIA defines what a criminal justice agency is, and what a criminal justice
agency is not. The litmus test, if you will, is to first determine if
a requesting agency is a criminal justice agency; i.e.: police, probation,
district attorney, prison, courts, etc. If the agency does not meet
the requirements set forth by CHRIA, then access to JNET is not permitted.
Constables are not
permitted access to JNET.