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DC Public Safety Radio and Television won the Government Customer Service Community of Practice (Cgov) 2014 Overall Excellence  and Best Use of technology Awards. See  .

DC Public Safety won awards for best podcast and audio from the National Association of Government Communicators in 2014, see .

DC Public Safety Television won three awards for public affairs television in 2014 from CTV and DCTV.

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

We received 230,000 visits in 2014.

Page views range from 653,000 to 1.4 million a year.

This is radio show 235.

The portal site for “DC Public Safety” is http://media.csosa.gov

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Current Radio Program:

Contextual crime reporting is of great interest to justice system representatives and the media.  The program interviewed Deb Wenger, Associate Professor, the Meek School of Journalism and New Media at the University of Mississippi and Ted Gest, President of Criminal Justice Journalists and Washington Bureau Chief of The Crime Report.Org.

Both addressed a new report titled, “The Crime Beat: Does Quantity Matter?” from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, which was co-authored by Wenger and Dr. Rocky Dailey of South Dakota State University.  It is available at http://thecrimereport.s3.amazonaws.com/2/c0/e/2601/wenger_report_the_crime_beat.pdf .

The report was used as a foundation for examining the quality of crime reporting in the United States. Associate Professor Wenger’s website is http://www.advancingthestory.com.

The Criminal Justice Journalists daily Crime & Justice News, as well as other stories and resources on criminal justice issues, can be seen at http://www.thecrimereport.org/ .The site is operated with the Center for Media, Crime and Justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

The transcript is available at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/2015/05/crime-reporting-in-america/

The Marshall Project is a new source of daily crime news, see https://www.themarshallproject.org/ .

Special Announcements:

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.

A new website lists and evaluates prisoner re-entry programs nationwide. Launched by the Urban Institute, the Council of State Governments, and the John Jay College of Criminal Justice Prisoner Reentry Institute, the “What Works Clearinghouse” can be seen at http://nationalreentryresourcecenter.org/what_works.

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 Office of Violence Against Women offers stalking response tips for corrections, prosecutors, judges, law enforcement, victims and victim advocates. They are posted on OVW’s website at www.ovw.usdoj.gov .

The National Institute of Corrections Information Center is one of the largest repositories for corrections research and information in the country. See  www.nicic.gov/Library.

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 Barns.

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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Film-Video Artists and Offender Reentry

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

We currently average 133,000 page views a month.

This is radio show 159.

The portal site for “DC Public Safety” is http://media.csosa.gov.

Transcripts available at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/2012/09/film-and-video-artists-and-offender-reentry/

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Current Radio Program: National Public Service Announcement on Reentry

The program interviews Gabriela Bulisova, Greg Upwall and Yavar Moghimi; all  are award winning filmmakers and photographers addressing offender reentry.

The program discusses the best method of addressing offender reentry for the general public from an artist’s point of view.

The artwork for this program was provided by Ms. Bulisova (and carries her copyright).

Upwall and  Moghimi are graduates of the George Washington University Institute of Documentary Film Making. They (plus others) created “Released to Life.”  The film won three first-place awards for documentary film making. The video is available at Snag films at http://www.snagfilms.com/films/blog/post/snagfilms_and_the_d_c_office_of_motion_picture_and_television_development_announce_winner_of_washingtons_best_film_competiti . Please see press release and  history of the video. The Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency provided technical assistance.

The website for “Released to Life” is http://releasedtolifemovie.wordpress.com/ .

Upwall and  Moghimi are contemplating a national public service announcement on offender reentry in consultation with CSOSA. Those interested should contact them through the website above.

Gabriela Bulisova is an independent photographer and Instructor at the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, D.C. (see http://www.corcoran.edu/).

Bulisova has received numerous recognitions and awards, including: the National Press Photographers Association’s Short Grant for her project, Convictions, on formerly incarcerated women of Washington, D.C.; the Open Society Institute’s Moving Walls 18, for her documentary  project, Option of Last Resort, regarding Iraqi refugees in the United States; the Corcoran School of Art and Design Faculty Grant Award; the Aperture Portfolio Review Top Tier Portfolios of Merit; the CEC ArtsLink Projects grant; the Puffin Foundation Grant; the PDN Annual Photography Competition Winner in the Student Category; and the CANON “Explorer of Light” award. Bulisova was a participant at the Eddie Adams Workshop for emerging photographers and a graduate fellow at the National Graduate Photography Institute at Columbia University in New York, NY.

Her website is http://gabrielabulisova.photoshelter.com/portfolio .

Her “INSIDE OUTSIDE” video is available at  https://vimeo.com/45435777 .

Probation, Parole and Community Supervision Week:

The American Probation and Parole Association is celebrating “Probation, Parole and Community Supervision Week”  July 15-21. See: http://www.appa-net.org/eweb/Resources/PPCSW_12/ .

Special Announcements:

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.

A new website lists and evaluates prisoner re-entry programs nationwide. Launched yesterday by the Urban Institute, the Council of State Governments, and the John Jay College of Criminal Justice Prisoner Reentry Institute, the “What Works Clearinghouse” can be seen at http://nationalreentryresourcecenter.org/what_works.

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 .

Correctional Social Media:

The Pew Center on the States Public Safety Performance Project  offers a video on research to reduce recidivism as well as brief  but powerful overviews of reentry and sentencing research. See http://www.pewcenteronthestates.org/initiatives_detail.aspx?initiativeID=31336 .

The U.S. DOJ Center for Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships recently held two successful webinars on Faith and Community Based approaches to Reentry and Responsible Fatherhood Initiatives.  Click the links below to watch/listen to these informative webinars.

Faith and Community Based Approaches to Responsible Fatherhood and its Impact on Delinquency Prevention

 A Look at Faith & Community-Based Approaches to Offender Reentry

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/ .

The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services offers podcasts at http://www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/pio/podcasts.html.

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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Media and Criminal Justice Issues-National Public Radio’s Laura Sullivan-DC Public Safety Radio

Welcome to “DC Public Safety” – Radio and television shows, blog and transcripts on crime, criminal offenders and the criminal justice system. We currently average 90,000 page views a month.

The portal site for “DC Public Safety” is http://media.csosa.gov.

Transcript available at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/2012/03/research-on-women-offenders-justice-policy-center-the-urban-institute-dc-public-safety-radio/

Current Radio Program:

The program interviews Laura Sullivan,  an NPR News investigative correspondent whose work has cast a light on some of the country’s most pressing criminological issues.

Sullivan joined NPR in 2004 as a correspondent on the National Desk. For six years she covered crime and punishment issues, with reports airing regularly on Morning EditionAll Things Considered and other NPR programs.

Over the years, Sullivan’s work has been honored by many of journalism’s highest awards, including two Peabody Awards and two Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Silver Batons.

The program addressed media coverage of crime and criminal justice issues and NPR’s commitment to criminological concerns.

The website for National Public Radio is available at http://www.npr.org.

The NPR page describing Laura Sullivan’s work is at  http://www.npr.org/people/4624985/laura-sullivan.

Special Announcements:

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

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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Social Media for Law Enforcement-DC Public Safety-213,000 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 213,000 requests a month.

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

Transcript available at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/2010/05/social-media-for-law-enforcement-dc-public-safety-213000-requests-a-month/

The program interviews Lauri Stevens, Chair of Web Design and Interactive Media for the New England Institute of Art and organizer of the Social Media in Law Enforcement Conference (SMILE). Also interviewed is Daniel Alexander, Chief of Police, Boca Raton, FL. Chief Alexander will be speaking at the Social Media in Law Enforcement Conference. He employees a wide array of social media initiatives.

The theme of the program is that social media accomplishes a wide array of operational objectives, improves public safety and prompts multiple conversations with citizens to improve operations and crime control.

The web address for the conference is . The website for Chief Alexander is http://www.bocaviper.com.

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

Terms: social media, SMILE, Social Media in Law Enforcement, police, law enforcement

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Veteran Reporters Discuss Coverage of Crime

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/?p=207

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

The program features an interview with two veteran newspaper reporters with approximately 40 years of combined reporting experience. They are Robert Pierre of the Washington Post and Peter Hermann of the Baltimore Sun. Both papers have histories of meaningful coverage of crime related issues. Both write articles/columns producing analytical examinations of crime and the justice system.

Peter Hermann offers a blog and a video blog at http://baltimoresun.com/crime. Peter’s e-mail address is peter.hermann@baltsun.com. The e-mail for Robert is pierrer@washpost.com

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

Meta terms: crime, criminals, criminal justice, parole, probation, prison, drug treatment, reentry, sex offenders, domestic violence, anger management, corrections, high-risk offenders, GPS, women offenders.

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