Mental Health and Recovery in Criminal Justice

The topic for the 32nd. television show produced by the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA) and the Office of Cable Television is “Mental Health and Recovery.”

The program provides an overview of mental health issues within the criminal justice system from experts from the D.C. Department of Behavioral Health, University Legal Services plus interviews with two CSOSA administrators/experts. The program addresses conditions in D.C. and throughout the country.

What are the lessons learned from research and application? What should society understand about mental health and recovery within the criminal justice system? What will lead to greater support of programs and resources for successful reentry?

Transcript available at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/2016/02/mental-health-and-recovery/

The host is Nancy M. Ware, Director, Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency.

Participants-first segment:

Stephen T. Baron, Director, D.C. Department of Behavioral Health

Tammy Seltzer, Director, Jail and Prison Advocacy Project, University Legal Services Protection and Advocacy Program for the District of Columbia.

Participants-second segment:

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

Ubax Hussen, Social Worker, Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency

Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency:

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Family Reunification and Reentry

The topic for the 31th. TV show produced by the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA) and the Office of Cable Television is “Family Reunification and Reeentry.” The criminological community is increasingly focusing on family reunification as a method of reducing recidivism or return to prison.

The program provides an overview of programs to assist families and those incarcerated (or on community supervision) to reconnect and unify. Research strongly indicates that sustained and supportive contact with prosocial influencers and family members are crucial to individuals doing well upon return from incarceration.

The host is Leonard Sipes.

Participants-first segment:

Brenda Donald, Director, D.C. Department of Child and Family Services

Dr. Sheryl Brisset-Chapman, Director, National Center for Children and Families

Participants-second segment:

Tony Lewis, CSOSA Vocational Development Specialist, child of an incarcerated parent and community activist.

Vida Anderson, Board Chair, ScholarChips,

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 produced by Leonard Sipes and 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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Successful Reentry from Prison – DC Public Safety Television

The topic for the 30th TV show produced by the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency and the Office of Cable Television is “Successful Reentry from Prison.”

The program provides an overview of the lives of four people who have successfully reentered society after spending time in prison. What are the lessons learned? What should society understand about their experiences that will lead to greater support of programs and resources for successful reentry?

The host is Nancy M. Ware, Director, Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency.

Participants-first segment:
•Eddie Ellis, Activist
•Lashonia Etheridge-Bey of the Mayor’s Office on Returning Citizen’s Affairs

Participants-second segment:
•Lamont Carey, President/CEO, LaCarey Enterprises, LLC
•Petrina Williams, Chief Operating Officer, Clean & Sober Streets

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 produced by Leonard Sipes and 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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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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Mental Health and Offenders

“Mental Health and Offenders” is part of the “DC Public Safety” television series.

Please see http://media.csosa.gov for our radio shows.

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.

“Mental Health and Offenders” provides an overview of Mental Health treatment programs and issues with the Offender Population.

The show is hosted by Leonard Sipes.

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

Series Meta terms: crime, criminals, criminal justice, parole,
probation, prison, drug treatment, reentry, sex offenders, mental health.

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