Archives for 2011

Application of Crime Research to Cities and States–The Urban Institute–DC Public Safety Radio

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

Transcript available at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/2012/03/application-of-crime-research-to-cities-and-states-the-urban-institute-dc-public-safety-radio/

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

Current Radio Program:

The program interviews John Roman, Senior Fellow of The Urban Institute and the Executive Director of the D.C. Crime Policy Institute. Founded in 1968, The Urban Institute is considered one of the premier  research based think-tanks in the United States. “Urban” has a long history examining national and local anti-crime initiatives.

The focus of the radio program in the application of  crime research to states and cities through lessons learned in Washington, D.C.

The website for the Urban Institute is http://www.urban.org.

Special Announcements:

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 requestors 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 Louisiana Department of Corrections/Division of Probation and Parole is offering radio shows on reentry. Please visit their website at http://doc.la.gov/pages/reentry-initiatives/reentry-radio/ .

Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency:

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

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

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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Interview with Ex-Offender Eddie Ellis–DC Public Safety Radio

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

Transcript available at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/2012/03/interview-with-ex-offender-eddie-ellis-dc-public-safety-radio/

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

Current Radio Program:

The program interviews Eddie B. Ellis, Jr. Eddie served 15 years in prison and was released six years ago to the Washington, D.C. area. Eddie has served in a variety of capacities to convey the issues of offender reentry from the perspective of someone who has experienced them directly. He has addressed Congressional hearings and created manuals and audio recordings for released offenders. He is the subject of a recent documentary  (“Out for Good”) and has been on the front page of the Washington Post and additional publications.

The website for Eddie Ellis is http://oneby1inc.org .

Special Announcements:

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 requestors 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 Louisiana Department of Corrections/Division of Probation and Parole is offering radio shows on reentry. Please visit their website at http://doc.la.gov/pages/reentry-initiatives/reentry-radio/ .

Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency:

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

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

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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Intelligence and Information Sharing in the Criminal Justice System-UMUC-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.

Transcript available at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/2012/03/intelligence-and-information-sharing-in-the-criminal-justice-system-umuc-dc-public-safety/

Current Radio Program:

The program interviews Dr. William Sondervan, Executive Director for Public Safety Outreach for the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) and Peter Oleson, Associate Professor of Intelligence Studies for UMUC addressing the use of intelligence and information sharing within the criminal justice system.

The website for UMUC is http://www.umuc.edu.

Special Announcements:

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 requestors 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 Louisiana Department of Corrections/Division of Probation and Parole is offering radio shows on reentry. Please visit their website at http://doc.la.gov/pages/reentry-initiatives/reentry-radio/ .

Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency:

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

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

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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National Institute of Corrections and DC Pretrial-Measuring What Matters-DC Public Safety

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

Transcript available at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/2012/03/national-institute-of-corrections-and-dc-pretrial-measuring-what-matters-dc-public-safety/

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

Current Radio Program:

The program interviews Lori Eville, Correctional Program Specialist with the National Institute of Corrections, Federal Bureau of Prisons, US Department of Justice and Spurgeon Kennedy, Director of Research, Analysis and Development for the Pretrial Services Agency for the District of Columbia.

The topic was a new document released by the National Institute of Corrections quantifying and improving the operations of pretrial agencies throughout the country. The title is “Measuring What Matters.” The document is available via the NIC website at http://www.nicic.gov.

The website for the  Pretrial Services Agency of the District of Columbia is http://dcpsa.gov.

Donna Ledbetter of the National Institute of Corrections produced the program.

Special Announcements:

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.

The Louisiana Department of Corrections/Division of Probation and Parole is offering radio shows on reentry. Please visit their website at http://doc.la.gov/pages/reentry-initiatives/reentry-radio/ .

Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency:

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

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

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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The Correctional Education Association Conference, 2011-The State of Correctional Education in America-DC Public Safety Radio

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.

Transcript available at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/2012/02/the-correctional-education-association-conference-2011-the-state-of-correctional-education-in-america-dc-public-safety-radio/

Current Radio Program:

The program interviews five experts from the Correctional Education Conference in Charleston, WV in July of 2011. The interviews are approximately five minutes in length.

The research is clear; correctional education and vocational programs work to reduce criminality upon release (referred to as recidivism) and saves states millions of dollars in future correctional costs.

However, some states are either cutting educational programs due to severe budget constraints and some are increasing educational capacities in hopes of reducing recidivism and future correctional costs.

Five people were interviewed and all approached correction education from different perspectives:

Susan Lockwood is a state director of juvenile education and discusses computer based learning and testing;

William Byers is Superintendent of the Arkansas correctional education system and addresses reductions in recidivism;

Denise Justice is a state correctional school system superintendent and speaks to public perceptions of educational efforts;

Steve Steurer is the Executive Director of the Correctional Education Association and attempts to put state and national efforts in perspective;

Cindy Borden represents a company under contract to the Correction Education Association and addresses a four year study of post-secondary education (college) programs comparing prisons with and without college programs with encouraging results for prison releases enrolled in college and employed.

Special Announcements:

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.

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.

“DC Public Safety” is offering statements of support in radio and television programs for  the American Probation and Parole Association’s (APPA) ”Probation, Parole and Community Supervision Week” throughout the spring and summer. The week is celebrated from July 17 to July 23. The website for the American Probation and Parole Association is http://www.appa-net.org .

The Louisiana Department of Corrections/Division of Probation and Parole is offering radio shows on reentry. Please visit their website at http://doc.la.gov/pages/reentry-initiatives/reentry-radio/ .

Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency:

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

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

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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