Archives for July 2011

DC Safe Surrender 2011-DC Public Safety Television

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

The topic for the nineteenth television show produced by the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency is DC Safe Surrender.

The combined federal and District criminal justice system came together in November of 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

 Television Show:

 Participants-first segment:

  • ­­­Adrienne Poteat, Director, Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency
  • Willie Jones, participant, first DC Safe Surrender participant. 

 Participants-second segment:

  • Lee Satterfield, Chief Judge, DC Superior Court
  • Assistant Chief Alfred Durham, Metropolitan Police Department, Washington, D.C.

 The show is packed with video footage to enhance the viewing experience.

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

Transcript available at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/.

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

The host is Cedric Hendricks. The producer is Timothy Barnes.

 

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Sexual Exploitation of Children-DC Public Safety-US Department of Justice

Sexual Exploitation of Children – “DC Public Safety”

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

The topic for the eighteenth television show produced by the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency is the Sexual Exploitation of Children.

US Attorney General Eric Holder recently announced a national strategy to prevent and combat the sexual exploitation of children by bringing all facets of the criminal justice system and national and state partners together to coordinate activities.

Participating in the show is the US Department of Justice, the US Marshal’s Service and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) of the US Department of Justice. OJJDP produced the show.

Members of  the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency discuss initiatives CSOSA is currently using to protect children through the supervision of sex offenders.

Participants-first segment:

  • ­­­Francey Hakes, National Coordinator for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction, U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ)
  • Dr. Michael Bourke, U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), Chief Psychologist

Participants-second segment:

  • Kevin Jones, Community Supervision Officer, Sex Offender Unit
  • Ashley Natoli, Community Supervision Officer, Sex Offender Unit

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

Transcript available at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/.

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

The host is Leonard Sipes. The producer is Timothy Barnes.

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