Successful Reentry Through Employment

The topic for the 36th TV show produced by the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency is, “Successful Reentry through Employment.”

Employment is vital to the reentry process. We also acknowledge that there is reluctance for some employers to hire CSOSA clients. The question is; what can be done to entice more employers to consider people on supervision?

The challenge for CSOSA is to inform the community of VOTEE (CSOSA’s employment and education unit), our dedication to employer satisfaction, and the fact that we have clients who are skilled, trustworthy and reliable.

The program explores why employers hire people under supervision and the benefits to themselves and society.

Host:

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

Participant-first segment:

Deborah A. Carroll, Director of the D.C. Department of Employment Services

Participants-second segment:

Marianne Ali, Director of Training, DC Central Kitchen

Omar McIntosh, CEO, Perennial Construction

Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency:

See http://media.csosa.gov for the main page for DC Public Safety Television and Radio.

See transcript at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/2016/03/successful-reentry-employment-transcript/

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.

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 leonard.sipes@csosa.gov

 

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Hiring Offenders-What Works-National Institute of Corrections-DC Public Safety Television

The topic for the twenty-first television show produced by the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency is “Hiring Offenders-What Works” and is a combined effort of the National Institute of Corrections (USDOJ) and the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency.

The front page of the CSOSA website (http://www.csosa.gov) contains a section on hiring offenders including radio and television programs and information on tax credits and bonding programs. This is an attempt to engage the employment community in a discussion (crowd-sourcing). The offerings were the subject of a variety of media coverage including local and national television, radio, blog and newspaper reports.

Current Television Program:

The current television program focuses on “what works” regarding offender employment from a national and local perspective. The first half contains interviews with two experts from the National Institute of Corrections. The second half includes interviews with a CSOSA employment specialists and an employer who hires former offenders. All guests were asked to articulate specifics that are evidence based and proven successful.

Participants-first segment:

P. Elizabeth Taylor, Correctional Program Specialist, National Institute of Corrections

Constance Parker, Administrator of the Maryland Re-Entry Initiative with the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation

Participants-second segment:

Tony Lewis, Employment Specialist, CSOSA

Furard Tate, Owner, Inspire Food Management

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.

The host is Leonard Sipes. The CSOSA producer is Timothy Barnes. The National Institute of Corrections producer is Donna Ledbetter.

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.

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Our Place DC

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

For audio podcasts, please see http://media.csosa.gov.

This video provides an overview of a program that exhibits leading strategies in offender reentry for Women.  Our Place DC is a comprehensive reentry program for women offering an array of services tailored to help the offender return to the community and avoid the cycle of recidivism.

Transcript available at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/?p=103

Information about crime, criminal offenders and the criminal justice system.

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

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CBS News: Reentry and Sanction Center

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

For audio podcasts, please see http://media.csosa.gov.

This video contains a CBS News Segment on CSOSA’s Reentry and Sanction Center.

Transcript available at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/?p=49

Information about crime, criminal offenders and the criminal justice system.

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

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