Archives for October 2011

Faith-Based Efforts to Assist Criminal Offenders-DC Public Safety Radio

Welcome to “DC Public Safety” – Radio and television shows, blog and transcripts on crime, criminal offenders and the criminal justice system. We currently average 70,000 page views a month.

Transcript available at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/2012/03/faith-based-efforts-to-assist-criminal-offenders-dc-public-safety-radio/

The portal site for “DC Public Safety” is http://media.csosa.gov .

Current Radio Program:

The program interviews Christine Keels, Program Manager, Faith-Based Initiative for the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA) in Washington, D.C. Joining Christien are Marvin and Julia (we are not using their last names) two offenders currently under supervision and participants in CSOSA’s faith-based efforts.

CSOSA’s faith program began in 2002 and has served approximately 2,000 offenders. There are currently 108 faith institutions  and 86 community organizations involved in the effort.

CSOSA’s faith-based effort introduced a wide array of programs to better assist participants including woman’s empowerment, relapse prevention, grief counseling, job coaching, parenting skills, family reunification, relationship restoration, housing assistance and a reintergration support group.

The website for CSOSA is http://www.csosa.gov.

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.

Several requestors 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 Louisiana Department of Corrections/Division of Probation and Parole is offering radio shows on offender 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 leonard.sipes@csosa.gov .

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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GPS Monitoring of Criminal Offenders-Florida State University-DC Public Safety Radio

Welcome to “DC Public Safety” – Radio and television shows, blog and transcripts on crime, criminal offenders and the criminal justice system. We currently average 70,000 page views a month.

Transcript available at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/2012/03/gps-monitoring-of-criminal-offenders-florida-state-university-dc-public-safety-radio/

The portal site for “DC Public Safety” is http://media.csosa.gov.

Current Radio Program:

The program interviews Associate Professor William Bales of the Florida State University, College of Criminology and Criminal Justice and principal researcher for a new study on Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and electronic monitoring of criminal offenders. Joining Bill Bales is Carlton Butler, GPS Program Administrator for the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency.

The Florida State University study of 5,000 offenders indicates a 31 percent reduction in rates of failure while under supervision including decreases in absconding, revocations and new criminal activity.

The website for the Florida State University is http://www.criminology.fsu.edu .

The website for the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency is http://www.csosa.gov. An updated fact sheet on the CSOSA GPS effort is available at http://www.csosa.gov/newsmedia/factsheets/gps-monitoring-2011.pdf.

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.

Several requestors 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 Louisiana Department of Corrections/Division of Probation and Parole is offering radio shows on offender 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 leonard.sipes@csosa.gov .

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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Application of Crime Research to Cities and States–The Urban Institute–DC Public Safety Radio

Welcome to “DC Public Safety” – Radio and Television shows on crime, criminal offenders and the criminal justice system.

Transcript available at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/2012/03/application-of-crime-research-to-cities-and-states-the-urban-institute-dc-public-safety-radio/

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

Current Radio Program:

The program interviews John Roman, Senior Fellow of The Urban Institute and the Executive Director of the D.C. Crime Policy Institute. Founded in 1968, The Urban Institute is considered one of the premier  research based think-tanks in the United States. “Urban” has a long history examining national and local anti-crime initiatives.

The focus of the radio program in the application of  crime research to states and cities through lessons learned in Washington, D.C.

The website for the Urban Institute is http://www.urban.org.

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.

Several requestors 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 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 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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Interview with Ex-Offender Eddie Ellis–DC Public Safety Radio

Welcome to “DC Public Safety” – Radio and Television shows on crime, criminal offenders and the criminal justice system.

Transcript available at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/2012/03/interview-with-ex-offender-eddie-ellis-dc-public-safety-radio/

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

Current Radio Program:

The program interviews Eddie B. Ellis, Jr. Eddie served 15 years in prison and was released six years ago to the Washington, D.C. area. Eddie has served in a variety of capacities to convey the issues of offender reentry from the perspective of someone who has experienced them directly. He has addressed Congressional hearings and created manuals and audio recordings for released offenders. He is the subject of a recent documentary  (“Out for Good”) and has been on the front page of the Washington Post and additional publications.

The website for Eddie Ellis is http://oneby1inc.org .

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.

Several requestors 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 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 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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