Archives for April 2012

Parole in the US-National Institute of Corrections-US Parole Commission-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.

This is radio show 152.

We currently average 133,000 page views a month.

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

Subscribe to “DC Public Safety” through iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/dc-public-safety-video/id211867321?ign-mpt=uo%3D4 for video and http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/dc-public-safety-audio/id211598412?ign-mpt=uo%3D4 for audio.

Transcript available at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/2012/06/parole-in-the-us-national-institute-of-corrections-us-parole-commission-dc-public-safety-radio/

Current Radio Program:

The program interviews Commissioner Cranston J. Mitchell, Vice Chairman, US Parole Commission and Robbye Braxton-Mintz, Correctional Program Specialist, National Institute of Corrections discussing the status of parole in the United States.

The website for the US Parole Commission is http://www.justice.gov/uspc/.

The website for the National Institute of Corrections is http://www.nicic.gov.

Training For Parole Operations:

Orientation for New Probation and Parole Chief Executive Officers (http://nicic.gov/Training/)

Orientation for Parole Board Members (http://nicic.gov/Training/)

Publications on Parole:

  1. Core Competencies: A Resource for Parole Board Chairs, Members, and Executive Staff (http://nicic.gov/Library/024197)
  2. Evidence-Based Policy, Practice, and Decisionmaking: Implications for Paroling Authorities (http://nicic.gov/Library/024198)
  3. Paroling Authorities’ Strategic Planning and Management for Results (http://nicic.gov/Library/024199)
  4. Special Challenges Facing Parole (http://nicic.gov/Library/024200)
  5. The Future of Parole as a Key Partner in Assuring Public Safety (http://nicic.gov/Library/024201)

Probation, Parole and Community Supervision Week:

The American Probation and Parole Association is celebrating “Probation, Parole and Community Supervision Week”  July 15-21. See: http://www.appa-net.org/eweb/Resources/PPCSW_12/ .

Special Announcements:

A top priority for Attorney General Eric Holder’s 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.

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 .

Correctional Social Media:

The Pew Center on the States Public Safety Performance Project  offers a video on research to reduce recidivism as well as brief  but powerful overviews of reentry and sentencing research. See http://www.pewcenteronthestates.org/initiatives_detail.aspx?initiativeID=31336 .

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/ .

The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services offers podcasts at http://www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/pio/podcasts.html.

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. The producer for the National Institute of Corrections is Donna Ledbetter.

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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Successful Probation Practices in Travis County, TX, 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.

This is our 151st radio show.

We currently average 133,000 page views a month.

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

Subscribe to “DC Public Safety” through iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/dc-public-safety-video/id211867321?ign-mpt=uo%3D4 for video and http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/dc-public-safety-audio/id211598412?ign-mpt=uo%3D4 for audio.

Transcript available at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/2012/06/successful-probation-practices-in-travis-county-tx-dc-public-safety-radio/

Current Radio Program:

The program interviews Dr. Geraldine Nagy, Director, Travis County (Texas) Community Supervision and Corrections. Travis County adult probation has reduced recidivism, revocations and saved taxpayers over 21 million dollars since the implementation of new practices based on research and evidence-based approaches. Travis County  has been the recipient of numerous mentions within the national criminal justice literature.

The program seeks to understand the process of change within Travis County and the underlying principles of their success.

The website for Travis County probation is http://www.co.travis.tx.us/community_supervision/tcis_initiative.asp

Probation, Parole and Community Supervision Week:

The American Probation and Parole Association is celebrating “Probation, Parole and Community Supervision Week”  July 15-21. See: http://www.appa-net.org/eweb/Resources/PPCSW_12/ .

Special Announcements:

A top priority for Attorney General Eric Holder’s 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.

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 .

Correctional Social Media:

The Pew Center on the States Public Safety Performance Project  offers a video on research to reduce recidivism as well as brief  but powerful overviews of reentry and sentencing research. See http://www.pewcenteronthestates.org/initiatives_detail.aspx?initiativeID=31336 .

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/ .

The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services offers podcasts at http://www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/pio/podcasts.html.

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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