Archives for March 2011

Special Courts in Washington, D.C. DC Public Safety Radio

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

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

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

The program interviews Judge Milton Lee and Judge Melvin Wright of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Both addressed the need for and application of special courts and the expected results as to protecting public safety.

Examples of special courts include:

  1. Housing Court
  2. Prostitution Court
  3. Fathering Court
  4. Drug Courts (one each for adult and juvenile populations)
  5. Mental Health Court
  6. Community Court (in two sections of the city)
  7. Traffic Court

The website for the Superior Court is http://dccourts.gov

The website for the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency is www.csosa.gov.

Transcript available at https://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/2011/05/special-courts-in-washington-d-c-dc-public-safety-radio/

The program is 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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Kentucky’s Recidivism Rate Hits 10-year Low–“DC Public Safety”

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

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

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

The program interviews J. Michael Brown, the Secretary of the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet for the state of Kentucky. The Justice and Public Safety Cabinet has a combined law enforcement and corrections mission.

Kentucky has been the recipient of state and national news coverage regarding a restructuring of the state’s criminal justice system. The Wall Street Journal on March 5, 2011 stated that changes include “…increasing spending on rehabilitation programs and intensive drug testing. The law also reduces penalties for many drug offenses…”

The Louisville Courier-Journal stated on March 3, 2011 that enabling legislation …”passed the House and Senate with only one dissenting vote in the House.”

The Bowling Green Daily News on January 8, 2011 declared in a headline,”State’s Two-Year Recidivism Rate Hits 10-year Low.”

We interviewed Secretary Brown as to the progression of analysis to implementation to results.

The website for Justice and Public Safety Cabinet for the state of Kentucky is www.justice.ky.gov

The website for the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency is www.csosa.gov.

Transcript available at https://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/2011/05/kentuckys-recidivism-rate-hits-10-year-low-dc-public-safety/

The program is 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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