Violence Reduction Program-“DC Public Safety”

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The program provides an overview of the Violence Reduction Program at the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA). We interviewed Community Supervision Officer Tanesha Clardy, Treatment Specialist Michelle Hare-Diggs and a participant of the program (identified as “Zoe”).

The Violence Reduction Program is a four month effort involving men and women under CSOSA supervision. It provides group encounters to prompt people under supervision to restructure their reactions to incidents of potential violence. The program prompts behaviors that are non-violent thus preventing crime and lessening the chance of participants returning to the incarceration.

Transcript available at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/2011/01/drug-courts-in-washington-d-c-%e2%80%9cdc-public-safety%e2%80%9d/

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

The program is hosted by Leonard Sipes. The producer is Timothy Barnes.

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Drug Courts in Washington, D.C. “DC Public Safety”

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The program interviews Carline Claudomir and Amanda Rocha, both Community Supervision Officers (known elsewhere as parole and probation agents). Both addressed probation drug court in Washington, D.C. The Superior Court of the District of Columbia operates drug courts in D.C. See http://www.dccourts.gov/.

Drug court in D.C. involves offenders on probation with substance abuse backgrounds. The program offers treatment and an array of additional programs. Problems during supervision mandate immediate intermediate sanctions (including incarceration for short periods of time). Successful completion of the program could result in early termination of probation.

There is a pretrial version of drug court via CSOSA’s sister agency; the District of Columbia Pretrial Services Agency. Both are federal, executive branch agencies.

For additional information on drug courts, see www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov/enforce/drugcourt.html

Transcript available at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/2011/01/drug-courts-in-washington-d-c-%e2%80%9cdc-public-safety%e2%80%9d/

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

The program is hosted by Leonard Sipes. The producer is Timothy Barnes.

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Offender and Victim Advocacy: Is there a Middle Ground? DC Public Safety-220,000 Requests a Month

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 now average 200,000 requests a month.

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Transcript available at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/2010/11/offender-and-victim-advocacy-is-there-a-middle-ground-dc-public-safety-220000-requests-a-month/

The program interviews the Rev. Bernard Keels, Director-University Memorial Chapel at the Morgan State University and mentor/facilitator of faith-based groups in Washington, D.C. Also interviewed was Anne Seymour, a nationally recognized expert in victim services and founder of Justice Solutions. The program addressed the intersection between offender and victim rights and discussed how it’s possible for both to be mutually supportive.

The website for Justice Solutions is www.justicesolutions.org. The website for Morgan State University is www.morgan.edu.

The program is hosted by Leonard Sipes. The producer is Timothy Barnes.

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Domestic Violence-Family Justice Centers-DC Public Safety-NCJA

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Transcript available at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/2010/05/domestic-violence-family-justice-centers-dc-public-safety-ncja/

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

The program interviews principals from the Crystal Judson Family Justice Center in Tacoma, WA. Family Justice Centers offer comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence. Those interviewed include Susan Adams, director of the center and Jackie Smith, the center’s grant manager.

The website is www.aplaceofhelp.org.

The program was produced by Bethany Broida, Communications Manager, National Criminal Justice Association at www.ncja.org. The National Criminal Justice Association finds and publicizes exemplary programs within the criminal justice system.

The program is hosted by Leonard Sipes. The producer is Timothy Barnes.

Terms: Crystal Judson Family Justice Center, Tacoma, domestic violence, family justice centers.

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Offenders Assigned to Day Reporting-DC Public Safety-228,000 Requests a Month

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 now average 228,000 requests a month.

Transcript available at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/2010/05/offenders-assigned-to-day-reporting-dc-public-safety-228000-requests-a-month/

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

The show interviews Walter Hagins, Program Manager of the Day Reporting Center for the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA) in Washington, D.C. Also interviewed were two offenders currently assigned to the Day Reporting Center. We did not use the names of offenders for this program.

The Day Reporting Center provides an alternative to incarceration for technical violations such as not gaining employment or missing appointments with staff. Offenders are referred to the Center when they do not comply with the terms of parole or probation.

The Center provides intervention services such as employment readiness, substance abuse, life skills, anger management and many additional interventions.

The show is hosted by Leonard Sipes. The producer is Timothy Barnes.

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