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There is a new synthetic drug testing capacity in the nation’s capital; approximately 25,000 samples each month are collected from those arrested, people on pretrial and parole and probation supervision. All samples will be tested for synthetic drugs by the Pretrial Services Agency for the District of Columbia (PSA-a federal, executive branch agency).
Interviewed were Leslie Cooper, Deputy Director of the Pretrial Services Agency for the District of Columbia and Jerome Robinson, Director of Forensic Research for PSA.
The website for PSA is http://www.psa.gov .
The Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency offered a television show on synthetic drugs in 2014, please see http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/video/2014/04/synthetic-drugs-dc-public-safety-television/.
A top priority for the Department of Justice is to invest in scientific research to ensure that the Department is both tough and smart on crime. The Office of Justice Programs’ CrimeSolutions.gov website shapes rigorous research into a central, reliable, and credible resource to inform practitioners and policy makers about what works in criminal justice.
A new website lists and evaluates prisoner re-entry programs nationwide. Launched by the Urban Institute, the Council of State Governments, and the John Jay College of Criminal Justice Prisoner Reentry Institute, the “What Works Clearinghouse” can be seen at http://nationalreentryresourcecenter.org/what_works.
The National Reentry Resource Center is a project of the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, US Department of Justice. Please see the Center’s website at http://www.nationalreentryresourcecenter.org/. Please see “Federal Interagency Reentry Council Launches Website, Releases Myth-Buster Series” on the front page of the site (see announcements). CSOSA is a member of the Council. Several requesters have asked for national research on reentry.
The Office of Justice Program’s National Institute of Justice reentry research portfolio supports the evaluation of innovative reentry programs. To access these studies and NIJ’s entire reentry research portfolio visit www.nij.gov/nij/topics/corrections/reentry/welcome.htm .
The Office of Violence Against Women offers stalking response tips for corrections, prosecutors, judges, law enforcement, victims and victim advocates. They are posted on OVW’s website at www.ovw.usdoj.gov .
The National Institute of Corrections Information Center is one of the largest repositories for corrections research and information in the country. See www.nicic.gov/Library.
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The program is hosted by Leonard Sipes. The producer is Timothy Barns.
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