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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DC Public Safety Television won two top awards for public affairs television in 2015 from DCTV and three additional first-place awards in 2014

For FY 2013 through FY 2015, we recorded 218,700 unique visitors, 633,000 visits and 1,924,300 page views (excluding robot searches).

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

 

 

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The Justice Experience of Black Men and Boys: A Congressional Perspective

The topic for the 33rd TV show produced by the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency is, “The Justice Experience of Black Men and Boys: A Congressional Perspective.”

The program provides an overview by two members of the US House of Representatives as to programs (or lack of programs) to assist black men and boys with the skills, education, mentoring, support and knowledge to successfully participate in society.

The show discussed: The Congressional Caucus on Black Men and Boys; the current state of the art as to adult and juvenile incarceration; the criminal justice system and disparity, the Second Chance Act; My Brother’s Keeper; mandatory minimum sentences; society’s support of reentry programs and the Administration’s efforts to address prison reentry beyond the programs mentioned above.

Transcript available at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/2016/02/the-justice-experience-of-black-men-and-boys/

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

Participants:

The Honorable Eleanor Holmes Norton

The Honorable Danny K. Davis

Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency:

Welcome to “DC Public Safety” – Radio and television shows, blog and transcripts on crime, criminal offenders, and the criminal justice system.

DC Public Safety Radio won the 2015 awards for best podcast and best audio from the National Association of Government Communicators.

DC Public Safety Radio and Television won the Government Customer Service Community of Practice (Cgov) 2014 Overall Excellence and Best Use of technology Awards. See conta.cc/1qiBV74  .

DC Public Safety Television won two top awards for public affairs television in 2015 from DCTV and three additional first-place awards in 2014

For FY 2013 through FY 2015, we recorded 218,700 unique visitors, 633,000 visits and 1,924,300 page views (excluding robot searches).

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

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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 .

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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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Comcast Interview with CSOSA Director Nancy Ware

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

Comcast Newsmakers interviewed Nancy Ware, the Director of the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA).

Please  see http://media.csosa.gov  for a full list of CSOSA radio and television shows. See the main CSOSA website at http://www.csosa.gov .

The transcript is available at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/2014/11/comcast-interview-nancy-ware/ .

Director Nancy M. Ware serves as the Agency Director of the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia (CSOSA). In that capacity she leads the agency’s 800 federal employees in providing community supervision for over 12,000 adults on probation, parole, and supervised release in the District of Columbia.

Nancy Ware has over three decades experience in the management and administration of juvenile and adult criminal justice programs on the local, state and national level.

Prior to assuming leadership of CSOSA, Ms. Ware guided the Agency’s compliance with the Government Performance and Results Modernization Act of 2010 (GPRA), focusing on strategic planning and performance measurement.

Her organizational experience includes serving as the first Executive Director of the DC Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC), where for eight years she developed the infrastructure to promote collaboration between the District of Columbia government and the executive and judicial branches of the federal government on critical public safety issues.

One of Ms. Ware’s proudest accomplishments at the CJCC was the development of the technical capability to support criminal justice information sharing among CJCC member agencies. Ms. Ware’s other professional experience includes serving as Director of Technical Assistance and Training for the Department of Justice’s Weed and Seed Program and as Director of National Programs for the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs. Early in her career she also served as Executive Director of the Rainbow Coalition, Executive Director of the Citizenship Education Fund and Executive Director of the District of Columbia Mayor’s Youth Initiatives Office.

Nancy Ware is a native Washingtonian who has devoted her professional career to public service and has spent the last several years working to ensure that the nation’s capital remains safe for residents, workers and visitors, and that juveniles and adults who have become involved in the criminal justice system are provided opportunities to contribute and thrive.

Ms. Ware holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Howard University.

 

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