Archives for October 2008

Halloween Checks of Child Sex Offenders in Washington, D.C.

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See http://media.csosa.gov for our television shows, blog and transcripts.

Transcript available at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/2010/05/halloween-checks-of-child-sex-offenders-in-washington-d-c/

We welcome your comments or suggestions at leonard.sipes@csosa.gov ot at Twitter at twitter.com/lensipes.

The program features an interview with Assistant Chief Diane Groomes of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and Trifari Williams, a veteran member of the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency’s (CSOSA) sex offender unit. This program was recorded prior to MPD and CSOSA doing joint visits to the residences of 181 child sex offenders on Halloween, 2008. Facts:

13 joint police and parole and probation-sex offender unit teams will operate from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. or later if necessary

Offenders were provided with a letter during routine contacts stating that they could not decorate or participate in Halloween activities. They were instructed to be home between 6:00 and 11:00 p.m.

The teams will make random visits of other categories of sex offenders. There are 584 sex offenders under CSOSA’s supervision. Approximately 100 are supervised via GPS or global positioning systems. Their GPS tracks will be compared to reported crimes on Halloween

The show is hosted by Leonard Sipes. The producer is Timothy Barnes.

Meta terms: crime, criminals, criminal justice, parole, probation, prison, drug treatment, reentry, sex offenders, domestic violence, anger management, corrections, high-risk offenders, GPS, women offenders.

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Veteran Reporters Discuss Coverage of Crime

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Transcript available at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/?p=207

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The program features an interview with two veteran newspaper reporters with approximately 40 years of combined reporting experience. They are Robert Pierre of the Washington Post and Peter Hermann of the Baltimore Sun. Both papers have histories of meaningful coverage of crime related issues. Both write articles/columns producing analytical examinations of crime and the justice system.

Peter Hermann offers a blog and a video blog at http://baltimoresun.com/crime. Peter’s e-mail address is peter.hermann@baltsun.com. The e-mail for Robert is pierrer@washpost.com

The show is hosted by Leonard Sipes. The producer is Timothy Barnes.

Meta terms: crime, criminals, criminal justice, parole, probation, prison, drug treatment, reentry, sex offenders, domestic violence, anger management, corrections, high-risk offenders, GPS, women offenders.

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“The Next Door” and Women Reentry from Prison-National Criminal Justice Association

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See http://media.csosa.gov for our television shows, blog and transcripts.

Transcript available at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/2010/05/%E2%80%9Cthe-next-door%E2%80%9D-and-women-reentry-from-prison-national-criminal-justice-association/

We welcome your comments or suggestions at leonard.sipes@csosa.gov and on Twitter at twitter.com/lensipes.

The program features an interview with one of the winners of the National Criminal Justice Association’s “Outstanding Criminal Justice Program” award. The program features “The Next Door” which serves women offenders in Nashville, Tennessee. Those interviewed include Pat Dishman, the Director of Tennessee’s Office of Criminal Justice Programs, Linda Leathers, Executive Director of “The Next Door” and Cindy Sneed, the Chief Clinical Officer of “The Next Door.”

The web site for the National Criminal Justice Association is www.ncja.org. The web site for “The Next Door” is www.thenextdoor.org.

The show is hosted by Leonard Sipes. The producer is Timothy Barnes. Paul Guequierre produces for the National Criminal Justice Association.

Meta terms: crime, criminals, criminal justice, parole, probation, prison, drug treatment, reentry, sex offenders, domestic violence, anger management, corrections, high-risk offenders, GPS, women offenders.

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Public Relations and Branding Parole and Probation–American Probation and Parole Association

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Transcript available at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/?p=88

We welcome your comments or suggestions at leonard.sipes@csosa.gov on at Twitter at twitter.com/lensipes.

The program features an interview with Carl Wicklund, the Executive Director of the American Probation and Parole Association addressing the effort to improve public relations for community corrections. APPA offers a “Brand Marketing” kit through their web site at www.appa-net.org or by calling 859-244-8196.

The slogan of the campaign is “A Force for Positive Change.”

The show is hosted by Leonard Sipes. The producer is Timothy Barnes.

Meta terms: crime, criminals, criminal justice, parole, probation, prison, drug treatment, reentry, sex offenders, domestic violence, anger management, corrections, high-risk offenders, GPS.

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