Serious-Violent Offender Reentry Research-Research Triangle Institute-DC Public Safety

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Transcript available at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/2013/05/serious-violent-offender-reentry-research-research-triangle-institute-dc-public-safety/

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The program interviews Dr. Pamela K. Lattimore, Principal Scientist, Crime, Violence and Justice Research section of RTI International (commonly known as the Research Triangle Institute).

RTI International was the principal researcher for the Serious and Violent Reentry Initiative, a five-year research endeavor designed to evaluate services to high-risk offenders leaving state prison systems to reduce recidivism. The project was funded by the Office of Justice Programs of the US Department of Justice.

The study found greater reductions in recidivism (total arrests) based on the fifth year of the study when compared to the second year.

Summary and Results:

The report presents the results from a secondary analysis of data collected for a large multi-site evaluation of state and local reentry initiatives, the Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative.  These data include recidivism data, as well as extensive, detailed information on background characteristics, including criminal and employment history and substance use; treatment and service needs; services and program receipt; and outcomes across multiple domains, including criminal justice, employment, health (including substance use and mental health) and housing. The original data were augmented with updates from administrative records for arrests and incarcerations and used to examine the questions of “what works, for whom, and for how long?” in prisoner reentry programs.

There were significant effects of SVORI program participation on arrests following release, with SVORI program participation associated with a 14% reduction in arrests for the adult men, 48% reduction for the adult females, and 25% reduction for the juvenile males over the fixed follow-up periods.

82.5% of the adult males, 72.7% of the adult females, and 76.9% of the juvenile males were rearrested within the fixed time periods. Reincarceration rates were also high with 54.9%, 44.3%, and 21.7% of the adult male, adult female, and juvenile male samples, respectively, reincarcerated within the fixed time periods.

Source: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/238214.pdf.

The website for RTI International is http://www.rti.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 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 .

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 .

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.pewstates.org/projects/public-safety-performance-project-328068 .

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.

  1. Faith and Community Based Approaches to Responsible Fatherhood and its Impact on Delinquency Prevention, see https://bjatraining.org/2012/04/10/faith-and-community-based-approaches-responsible-fatherhood-and-its-impact-delinquency
  2. A Look at Faith & Community-Based Approaches to Offender Reentry, seehttps://bjatraining.org/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 athttp://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.

The Minnesota Department of Corrections offers a YouTube channel at http://m.youtube.com/user/minnesotadoc .

The Facebook page for the Rhode Island Department of Corrections ishttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Rhode-Island-Department-of-Corrections/400377866663063

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Facebook Page is  http://www.facebook.com/cacorrections .The Twitter page is  http://twitter.com/cacorrections .

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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Interview With Acting Assistant Attorney General Mary Lou Leary-Office of Justice Programs-DC Public Safety Radio

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This is radio show 157.

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Transcript available at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/2012/11/interview-with-acting-assistant-attorney-general-mary-lou-leary-office-of-justice-programs-dc-public-safety-radio/

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The program interviews Acting Assistant General Mary Lou Leary of the Office of Justice Programs, US Department of Justice.

Ms. Leary was appointed Acting Assistant Attorney General on March 1, 2012. As head of the Office of Justice Programs, she oversees an annual budget of more than $2 billion dedicated to supporting state, local, and tribal criminal justice agencies; an array of juvenile justice programs; a wide range of research, evaluation, and statistical efforts; and comprehensive services for crime victims. Prior to her appointment, she served as Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General.

Ms. Leary has 30 years of criminal justice experience at the federal, state, and local levels, with an extensive background in criminal prosecution, government leadership, and victim advocacy. Before joining the Office of Justice Programs in 2009, she was Executive Director of the National Center for Victims of Crime, a leading victim advocacy organization in Washington, D.C. She also served in leadership roles at the Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, holding posts as Principal Assistant United States Attorney, Senior Counsel to the United States Attorney, Chief of the office’s Superior Court Division, and United States Attorney. From 1999 to 2001, she held several executive positions at the Department of Justice, including Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs, Deputy Associate Attorney General, and Acting Director of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.

In addition to her years as a federal prosecutor, Ms. Leary prosecuted crimes on the state and local levels as Assistant District Attorney in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. She received her law degree from Northeastern University School of Law, a master’s degree in education from Ohio State University, and a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Syracuse University.

The website for the Office of Justice Programs is http://www.ojp.gov .

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 .

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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Intelligence and Information Sharing in the Criminal Justice System-UMUC-DC Public Safety

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

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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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ROOT, Inc (Reaching Out to Others Together) “DC Public Safety” Radio

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

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The program interviews Kenny Barnes, M.S., Founder and CEO of ROOT Inc. and Clinton Murchinson, Community Outreach Coordinator for ROOT. The program addresses crime in Washington, D.C. and all cities throughout the country with an emphasis on prevention. Mr Barnes the recipient of the National Service to Victims of Crime Award from the US Department of Justice.

The web address for ROOT is http://rootinc.org. See below for a description of ROOT.

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.

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.

ROOT’s Vision:

ROOT, Inc (Reaching Out to Others Together) Inc. seeks to be a nationally recognized institution with expertise in addressing the ROOT causes of the systemic apathy that fosters a culture of violence in our communities today. Implement multimodal solutions that ensure individuals, families and communities stop enduring the tragedy of homicides by gun violence.

ROOT’s Mission Statement:

ROOT, Inc (Reaching Out to Others Together) Inc. is a Washington, DC based a nonprofit, 501(c) 3 organization, is committed to advocacy and intervention on behalf of homicide victims and their families. Our mission is to motivate and mobilize communities to take a proactive approach to reducing homicides and the senseless violence occurring in our cities. Youth violence, perpetrated both by and against young people, results in enormous physical, emotional, social, and economic consequences. Although youth violence has declined significantly in recent years, much work remains to reduce this public health burden. Homicide is the second leading cause of death among 15- to 24-year-olds overall. In this age group, homicide is the number one cause of death among African Americans, the second leading cause of death among Hispanic Americans, and the third leading cause of death among American Indians. – Center for Disease Control, Injury Research Agenda, September 7, 2006.

ROOT Inc. believes, as the Centers for Disease Control does that gun violence and youth violence is a public health issue.  Violence is a symptom of the problem – not the problem. ROOT Inc. has identified a three prong approach to preventing and reducing gun violence and youth violence through advocacy, awareness, and education.

Transcript available at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/2011/05/root-inc-reaching-out-to-others-together-%E2%80%9Cdc-public-safety%E2%80%9D-radio/

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Violence Reduction Program-“DC Public Safety”

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

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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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