Archives for March 2010

National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center-DC Public Safety-200,000 Requests a Month

Welcome to DC Public Safety radio and television shows on crime, criminal offenders and the criminal justice system.

See http://media.csosa.gov for our television shows, blog and transcripts. We now average 200,000 requests a month.

Transcript available at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/2010/05/national-law-enforcement-and-corrections-technology-center-dc-public-safety-200000-requests-a-month/

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

The program interviews Joe Russo, Assistant Director of the National Law Enforcement and Technology Center. The center is a program of the National Institute of Justice, the research arm of the US Department of Justice. The show focused on the center’s effort to bring state-of-the-art corrections technology to the field.

The website for the center is www.justnet.org.

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

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Iowa Jail-Based Substance Abuse Treatment Project-NCJA-DC Public Safety

Welcome to DC Public Safety – radio and television shows on crime, criminal offenders and the criminal justice system.

See http://media.csosa.gov for our television shows, blog and transcripts. We now average 200,000 requests a month.

Transcript available at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/2010/05/iowa-jail-based-substance-abuse-treatment-project-ncja-dc-public-safety/

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

The program interviews:

  • Lonnie Cleland, Program Planner, Iowa Department of Public Health, Jail-Based Substance Abuse Treatment Project Coordinator
  • Leesa McNeil, District Court Administrator in Woodbury County, Iowa
  • Kim Brangoccio. Clinical Director, United Community Services

The state of Iowa has seen tremendous success in re-arrest, abstinence, and employment rates among offenders following the implementation of a four-county Jail-Based Substance Abuse Treatment Project (J-BT Project). The program is designed to treat problems associated with both substance abuse and criminal thinking.

In the last six years, the project has served 2,006 patients. Of the ex-offenders who successfully completed treatment and were interviewed 12 months following their admission, 78.5 percent were clean, 91.9 percent had not been arrested, and 68.2 percent were employed full time.

The website for the Iowa program is http://www.idph.state.ia.us/bh/substance_abuse_jail.asp.

The website for the National Criminal Justice Association is http://www.ncja.org.

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

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Scam Victims United-NOVA-DC Public Safety

Welcome to DC Public Safety – radio and television shows on crime, criminal offenders and the criminal justice system.

See http://media.csosa.gov for our television shows, blog and transcripts. We now average 200,000 requests a month.

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

Transcript available at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/2010/05/scam-victims-united-nova-dc-public-safety/

The program interviews Dr. Will Marling, Executive Director, National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) and Shawn Mosch, founder of Scam Victims United to discuss common scam incidents and how to avoid them.

The website for NOVA is www.trynova.org. The website for Scam Victims United is http://scamvictimsunited.com/

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

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Early American Crime and Media-DC Public Safety-200,000 Requests a Month

Welcome to DC Public Safety radio and television shows on crime, criminal offenders and the criminal justice system.

See http://media.csosa.gov for our television shows, blog and transcripts. We now average 213,000 requests a month.

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

Transcript available at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/2010/05/early-american-crime-and-media-dc-public-safety-200000-requests-a-month/

The program interviews Dr. Anthony (Tony) Vaver, author/publisher of the “Early American Crime” website at www.earlyamericancrime.com. Tony is writing a book on the transportation and use of convict labor in the American Colonies.

The premise of the production is that we understand the current system of crime and justice by understanding the beginnings of the American justice system.

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

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