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DC Public Safety won awards for best podcast and audio from the National Association of Government Communicators in 2014, see http://www.nagconline.org/documents/NAGC-2014-Awards-Program.pdf .
DC Public Safety Television won three awards for public affairs television in 2014 from CTV and DCTV.
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Examining what employers need and communicating with employers differently: These are the keys to the Employer-Driven Employment Model, a new framework developed by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) for improving the employment outcomes of job seekers with criminal histories. In this program, we uncover the four parts of the model and examine how savvy correctional organizations might engage with employers by following a comprehensive program of public relations, marketing, and community outreach.
Guests on the show include included John Rakis, consultant to NIC, and Francina Carter, Correctional Program Specialist and Program Manager of Offender Workforce Development for the National Institute of Corrections.
A series of NIC documents outlining the steps of the “The Employer-Driven Model” are available at http://www.nicic.gov/employerdrivenemploymentmodel . Find more employment resources, including information on how to become an Offender Workforce Development Specialist, at www.nicic.gov/owd.
The website for the National Institute of Corrections is http://www.nicic.gov.
The example public service announcement on hiring people on supervision mentioned during the show is at http://www.moep.uscourts.gov/videosmultimedia .
The program was produced by Donna Ledbetter of the National Institute of Corrections.
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.
A new website lists and evaluates prisoner re-entry programs nationwide. Launched by the Urban Institute, the Council of State Governments, and the John Jay College of Criminal Justice Prisoner Reentry Institute, the “What Works Clearinghouse” can be seen at http://nationalreentryresourcecenter.org/what_works.
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 .
The Office of Violence Against Women offers stalking response tips for corrections, prosecutors, judges, law enforcement, victims and victim advocates. They are posted on OVW’s website at www.ovw.usdoj.gov .
The National Institute of Corrections Information Center is one of the largest repositories for corrections research and information in the country. See www.nicic.gov/Library.
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The program is hosted by Leonard Sipes. The producer is Timothy Barns.
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