Archives for July 2011

The Correctional Education Association Conference, 2011-The State of Correctional Education in America-DC Public Safety Radio

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.

Transcript available at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/2012/02/the-correctional-education-association-conference-2011-the-state-of-correctional-education-in-america-dc-public-safety-radio/

Current Radio Program:

The program interviews five experts from the Correctional Education Conference in Charleston, WV in July of 2011. The interviews are approximately five minutes in length.

The research is clear; correctional education and vocational programs work to reduce criminality upon release (referred to as recidivism) and saves states millions of dollars in future correctional costs.

However, some states are either cutting educational programs due to severe budget constraints and some are increasing educational capacities in hopes of reducing recidivism and future correctional costs.

Five people were interviewed and all approached correction education from different perspectives:

Susan Lockwood is a state director of juvenile education and discusses computer based learning and testing;

William Byers is Superintendent of the Arkansas correctional education system and addresses reductions in recidivism;

Denise Justice is a state correctional school system superintendent and speaks to public perceptions of educational efforts;

Steve Steurer is the Executive Director of the Correctional Education Association and attempts to put state and national efforts in perspective;

Cindy Borden represents a company under contract to the Correction Education Association and addresses a four year study of post-secondary education (college) programs comparing prisons with and without college programs with encouraging results for prison releases enrolled in college and employed.

Special Announcements:

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.

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.

“DC Public Safety” is offering statements of support in radio and television programs for  the American Probation and Parole Association’s (APPA) ”Probation, Parole and Community Supervision Week” throughout the spring and summer. The week is celebrated from July 17 to July 23. The website for the American Probation and Parole Association is http://www.appa-net.org .

The Louisiana Department of Corrections/Division of Probation and Parole is offering radio shows on reentry. Please visit their website at http://doc.la.gov/pages/reentry-initiatives/reentry-radio/ .

Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency:

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

The website for the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency is http://www.csosa.gov/.

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

Comments offered on “DC Public Safety” television and radio programs are the opinions of participants and do not necessarily represent the policies of CSOSA or other government agencies.

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DC Safe Surrender-An Interview With Debra Rowe, Executive Director of Returning Citizens United

DC Safe Surrender will occur on August 13-20 and 27. This program interviews Debra G. Rowe, Executive Director at Returning Citizens United, Inc.of Washington, D.C. The program time is five minutes.

Transcript available at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/2012/02/dc-safe-surrender-an-interview-with-debra-rowe-executive-director-of-returning-citizens-united/

DC Safe Surrender 2011:

The combined federal and District criminal justice system came together in 2007 and created “Fugitive Safe Surrender.” 530 offenders with warrants voluntarily surrendered.  Safe Surrender was a national effort lead by the US Marshal’s Service.

The website for the current “DC Safe Surrender” is http://www.dcsafesurrender.org.

“DC Safe Surrender” in 2011 seeks offenders wanted on non-violent felony and misdemeanor warrants. Domestic violence cases are not included.

Offenders willingly participated in the last Safe Surrender in 2007. The overwhelming majority went home that day with a new court date or had the charges resolved while they were there. They were looking for a way to safely resolve their warrants.

“DC Safe Surrender” is a public safety initiative. It gets offenders with warrants off the streets and back into legitimate society. It allows law enforcement to focus on other concerns.

“DC Safe Surrender” protects the family members of those wanted on warrants. They lose the fear of police coming to their door. They lose the fear of a family member being arrested in front of children.

“DC Safe Surrender” protects our police officers. They do not have to risk injury in serving these warrants.

A list of those wanted for warrants will be available on the website.

When: “DC Safe Surrender” will take place on three Saturdays on August 13, 20 and 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: The DC Superior Court building at 500 Indiana Ave.  NW.

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DC Safe Surrender-An Interview With Willie Jones-First Participant of 2007’s Fugitive Safe Surrender

DC Safe Surrender will occur on August 13-20 and 27. This program interviews Willie Jones, the first person to participate in 2007’s Fugitive Safe Surrender. The program time is five minutes.

Transcript available at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/2012/02/dc-safe-surrender-an-interview-with-willie-jones-first-participant-of-2007s-fugitive-safe-surrende/

DC Safe Surrender 2011:

The combined federal and District criminal justice system came together in 2007 and created “Fugitive Safe Surrender.” 530 offenders with warrants voluntarily surrendered.  Safe Surrender was a national effort lead by the US Marshal’s Service.

The website for the current “DC Safe Surrender” is http://www.dcsafesurrender.org.

“DC Safe Surrender” in 2011 seeks offenders wanted on non-violent felony and misdemeanor warrants. Domestic violence cases are not included.

Offenders willingly participated in the last Safe Surrender in 2007. The overwhelming majority went home that day with a new court date or had the charges resolved while they were there. They were looking for a way to safely resolve their warrants.

“DC Safe Surrender” is a public safety initiative. It gets offenders with warrants off the streets and back into legitimate society. It allows law enforcement to focus on other concerns.

“DC Safe Surrender” protects the family members of those wanted on warrants. They lose the fear of police coming to their door. They lose the fear of a family member being arrested in front of children.

“DC Safe Surrender” protects our police officers. They do not have to risk injury in serving these warrants.

A list of those wanted for warrants will be available on the website.

When: “DC Safe Surrender” will take place on three Saturdays on August 13, 20 and 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: The DC Superior Court building at 500 Indiana Ave.  NW.

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DC Safe Surrender 2011 – An Interview with US Marshal Thomas Hedgepeth

DC Safe Surrender will occur on August 13-20 and 27. This program interviews US Marshal Thomas Hedgepeth. The program time is five minutes.

Transcript available at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/2012/02/dc-safe-surrender-2011-an-interview-with-us-marshal-thomas-hedgepeth/

DC Safe Surrender 2011:

The combined federal and District criminal justice system came together in 2007 and created “Fugitive Safe Surrender.” 530 offenders with warrants voluntarily surrendered.  Safe Surrender was a national effort lead by the US Marshal’s Service.

The website for the current “DC Safe Surrender” is http://www.dcsafesurrender.org.

“DC Safe Surrender” in 2011 seeks offenders wanted on non-violent felony and misdemeanor warrants. Domestic violence cases are not included.

Offenders willingly participated in the last Safe Surrender in 2007. The overwhelming majority went home that day with a new court date or had the charges resolved while they were there. They were looking for a way to safely resolve their warrants.

“DC Safe Surrender” is a public safety initiative. It gets offenders with warrants off the streets and back into legitimate society. It allows law enforcement to focus on other concerns.

“DC Safe Surrender” protects the family members of those wanted on warrants. They lose the fear of police coming to their door. They lose the fear of a family member being arrested in front of children.

“DC Safe Surrender” protects our police officers. They do not have to risk injury in serving these warrants.

A list of those wanted for warrants will be available on the website.

When: “DC Safe Surrender” will take place on three Saturdays on August 13, 20 and 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: The DC Superior Court building at 500 Indiana Ave.  NW

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DC Safe Surrender 2011 – An Interview with DC Superior Court Chief Judge Lee F. Satterfield

DC Safe Surrender will occur on August 13-20 and 27. This program interviews Superior Court Chief Judge Lee Saterfield. The program time is five minutes.

Transcript available at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/2012/02/dc-safe-surrender-2011-an-interview-with-dc-superior-court-chief-judge-lee-f-satterfield/

DC Safe Surrender 2011:

The combined federal and District criminal justice system came together in 2007 and created “Fugitive Safe Surrender.” 530 offenders with warrants voluntarily surrendered.  Safe Surrender was a national effort lead by the US Marshal’s Service.

The website for the current “DC Safe Surrender” is http://www.dcsafesurrender.org.

“DC Safe Surrender” in 2011 seeks offenders wanted on non-violent felony and misdemeanor warrants. Domestic violence cases are not included.

Offenders willingly participated in the last Safe Surrender in 2007. The overwhelming majority went home that day with a new court date or had the charges resolved while they were there. They were looking for a way to safely resolve their warrants.

“DC Safe Surrender” is a public safety initiative. It gets offenders with warrants off the streets and back into legitimate society. It allows law enforcement to focus on other concerns.

“DC Safe Surrender” protects the family members of those wanted on warrants. They lose the fear of police coming to their door. They lose the fear of a family member being arrested in front of children.

“DC Safe Surrender” protects our police officers. They do not have to risk injury in serving these warrants.

A list of those wanted for warrants will be available on the website.

When: “DC Safe Surrender” will take place on three Saturdays on August 13, 20 and 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: The DC Superior Court building at 500 Indiana Ave.  NW

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