Supervision and Treatment of Sex Offenders-DC Public Safety Television

The topic for the twenty-fourth television show produced by the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency is “Supervision and Treatment of Sex Offenders.”

The program is a combined effort of the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA) and the Office of Justice Programs, US Department of Justice.

The portal site for “DC Public Safety” television, radio, blog and transcripts is http://media.csosa.gov.

Transcript available at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/2013/03/supervision-and-treatment-of-sex-offenders-dc-public-safety-television/.

Current Television Program:

The program provides an overview of sex offender supervision and treatment strategies from a national and local perspective.

CSOSA adheres to state-of-the-art and evidence-based practices to both protect public safety and provide treatment strategies stabilizing the offender’s time in the community.

Participants-First segment:

 Thomas Williams, Associate Director, Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency

Scott  Matson, Senior Policy Advisor, U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs

Participants-Second segment:

Dr. Celena Gates, Director of Treatment, Sex Offender Program, Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency

Thomas Williams, Associate Director Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency

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.

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 .

Correctional Social Media:

The Pew Center on the State’s 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.pewstates.org/projects/public-safety-performance-project-328068 .

The U.S. DOJ Center for Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships held two successful webinars on Faith and Community Based approaches to Reentry and Responsible Fatherhood Initiatives. Click the links below to watch/listen to these informative webinars.

  1. Faith and Community Based Approaches to Responsible Fatherhood and its Impact on Delinquency Prevention, see https://bjatraining.org/media/webinar/faith-and-community-based-approaches-responsible-fatherhood-and-its-impact-delinquency
  2. A Look at Faith & Community-Based Approaches to Offender Reentry, see https://bjatraining.org/media/webinar/look-faith-community-based-approaches-offender-reentry

The Louisiana Department of Corrections/Division of Probation and Parole is offering radio shows on offender reentry. Please visit their website athttp://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.

The Minnesota Department of Corrections offers a YouTube channel at http://m.youtube.com/user/minnesotadoc .

The Facebook page for the Rhode Island Department of Corrections is https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rhode-Island-Department-of-Corrections/400377866663063 .

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Facebook Page is  http://www.facebook.com/cacorrections.

The Twitter page is  http://twitter.com/cacorrections .

Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency:

We welcome your comments or suggestions at mailto:leonard.sipes@csosa.gov .

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

Television and radio programs are 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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Supervision of High-Risk Offenders-DC Public Safety Television

The topic for the twentieth television show produced by the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency is “Supervision of High Risk Offenders”.

There is extensive research that parole and probation agencies should focus their efforts on offenders who pose an obvious risk to public safety. CSOSA embarked on two reorganizations in 2011, one focusing on women offenders (TV show filmed on February 16, 2011) and the other on high risk offenders; the focus of this production.

Multiple national research centers, such as The Urban Institute, Pew, and the US Department of Justice, suggest that parole and probation agencies focus their supervision and treatment resources on high risk offenders, as identified through objective, validated risk and needs instruments, while placing less emphasis on lower risk offenders through alternative methods of supervision.

The program intends to provide an overview of CSOSA high risk offender supervision and treatment efforts based on national best practice standards. The program will:

  • Discuss the findings of national best practices research.
  • Discuss how CSOSA chooses high-risk offenders with a focus on violence, weapons, sex offenses, drug use and previous violations while under community supervision.
  • Another focus will be on younger offenders in the 18-25 age bracket. CSOSA makes its judgments  on the totality of an offender’s violent criminal history, and not just on the offender’s current conviction. It is estimated that approximately one-third of CSOSA offenders will fall into the high risk category.
  • Discuss CSOSA efforts and programs created to focus on the treatment of high risk offenders.
  • Discuss CSOSA efforts and programs created to focus on the supervision of high risk offenders. These include identifying the right offenders to participate in existing efforts such as Accountability Tours, intelligence exchanges with law enforcement, GPS and curfews, services provided to offenders at our day reporting centers, and the reallocation of staff. Part of the reallocation of staff includes a new seven person warrant unit.
  • Discuss alternative methods of supervising lower risk offenders to include kiosks.

The first segment will be an overview of the national research findings pertaining to the high risk offender.

The second segment will focus on CSOSA practices as they pertain to the implementation of the high risk offender reorganization.

Participants-first segment:

  • Jesse Jannetta, Research Associate, The Urban Institute
  • William Burrell, Independent Community Corrections Consultant.

Participants-second segment:

  • Valerie Collins, Branch Chief, Domestic Violence, CSOSA
  • Gregory Harrison, Branch Chief, General Supervision, CSOSA

DC Public Safety:

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.

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 CSOSA 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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Parole and Probation Officers–A Day in the Life

“Parole and Probation Officers” ( A Day in the Life) is part of the “DC Public Safety” television series.

Please see http://media.csosa.gov for our radio shows. See www.twitter.com/lensipes.

We welcome your comments and suggestions at leonard.sipes@csosa.gov.

“Parole and Probation officers” provides an overview of a “day in the life” of a Community Supervision Officer at the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA) in Washington, D.C.  CSOSA supervises approximately 16,000 offenders at any given time; this program discusses the challenges and rewards of being a Community Supervision Officer.

The program is offered by the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency, a federal executive branch entity in Washington,
D.C.

The show is hosted by Leonard Sipes. Timothy Barnes is the Producer.

Transcript available at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/2010/05/parole-and-probation-officers/

Series Meta terms: Accountability, tours, inter-agency, interagency, crime, criminals, criminal justice, parole,
probation, agent, community, supervision, officer, prison, drug treatment, reentry, police, cooperation, law enforcement.

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Police, Parole and Probation Cooperation

“Police, Parole and Probation Cooperation” is part of the “DC Public Safety” television series.

Please see http://media.csosa.gov for our radio shows. See www.twitter.com/lensipes.

We welcome your comments and suggestions at leonard.sipes@csosa.gov.

The program is offered by the Court Services and Offender
Supervision Agency, a federal executive branch entity in Washington,
D.C.

“Police, Parole and Probation Cooperation” provides an overview of inter agency cooperation programs that have proven successful with offender supervision and public safety. The Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency partners with D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department, other law enforcement agencies and adjacent states.  The Maryland Division of Parole and Probation is featured in this program.

The show is hosted by Leonard Sipes. Timothy Barnes is the Producer.

Transcript available at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/?p=172

Series Meta terms: inter-agency, interagency, crime, criminals, criminal justice, parole,
probation, prison, drug treatment, reentry, police, cooperation, law enforcement.

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