Action Plan for Reentry in DC-Criminal Justice Coordinating Council-DC Public Safety

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Current Radio Program:

The program addresses an action plan for reentry in Washington, D.C. The District of Columbia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) convened a Reentry Steering Committee and over the course of 2011 committees met and provided recommendations on the subjects of Education and Training; Employment; Healthcare; Housing and Juvenile Reentry.

There will be a public meeting on Thursday, February 9 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Old City Council Chamber at 441 4th. street.

Those interviewed include: Cedric Hendricks, Associate Director, Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency; Charles Thornton, Director, Office on Returning Citizen Affairs and Chris Shorter, Chief of Staff, Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services.

The website for the D.C. Criminal Justice Coordinating Council is http://www.cjcc.dc.gov.

Special Announcements:

The Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency offers annual “Reentry Reflection Events” in February. See http://www.csosa.gov/reentry/events.aspx.

A top priority for Attorney General Eric Holder’s Department of Justice is to invest in scientific research to ensure that the Department is both tough and smart on crime. The Office of Justice Programs’ CrimeSolutions.gov website shapes rigorous research into a central, reliable, and credible resource to inform practitioners and policy makers about what works in criminal justice.

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 requesters 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 offender 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 .

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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