Women Offenders-CSOSA Reentry Reflections 2013-DC Public Safety Radio

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This is radio show 169.

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Transcript Available at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/2013/03/women-offenders-csosa-reentry-reflections-2013-dc-public-safety-radio/

Current Radio Program: 

The program interviews Dr. Willa Butler, Clinical Supervisor, Temple of Praise-New Day Transitional Home for Women and former supervisor for the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA).

Joining Dr. Butler are two women on and off CSOSA supervision; Patricia Bradley (off supervision) and Marcia Austin (soon to be off supervision).

Dr. Butler, Patricia and Marcia discuss the realities of women offenders through their personal and professional stories.

The radio program supports The Women’s Reentry Forum (an annual event) on Saturday, February 9 at the Temple of Praise, 700 Southern Ave. SE from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Women’s Reentry Forum is part of a series of events focusing on reentry organized by CSOSA and allied agencies each year during January and February. A full list of events is available at http://www.csosa.gov .

We invite the media and public to participate.

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.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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Research on Women Offenders-Justice Policy Center-The Urban Institute-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/2012/04/research-on-women-offenders-justice-policy-center-the-urban-institute-dc-public-safety-radio-2/

Current Radio Program:

The program interviews Nancy G. La Vigne, Director, Justice Policy Center of The Urban Institute. The topic was “Research on Women Offenders” as documented by “Returning Home: Understanding the Challenges of Prisoner Reentry,” which represents the only published empirical research with a sample size  sufficient to identify statistical differences in the experiences of women versus men released from prison.

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

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.

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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Women Offenders-Our Place DC-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.

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

The program interviews Ashley McSwain, Executive Director of  Our Place D.C. and Dr. Willa Butler who runs groups for women at the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA).

The radio show discusses the unique needs of women offenders and how both organizations are meeting those priorities.

Our Place D.C. is considered by many to be one of the most comprehensive reentry programs for women offenders in the country. The website is http://.ourplacedc.org.

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

Transcript available at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/2011/05/women-offenders-dc-public-safety/

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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Women Offenders-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.

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

The program interviews Dr. Willa Butler, Supervisory Community Supervision Officer and leader of therapy groups for women under supervision and Tracy Marlow, a business owner under CSOSA supervision. The program is a passionate and candid discussion of women under supervision. Ms. Marlow freely discusses her circumstances and life history.

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

Transcript available at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/2010/11/women-offenders-dc-public-safety-220000-requests-a-month/

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

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Assisting Women Offenders-Harriet’s House-NCJA-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. We now average 196,000 requests per 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/assisting-women-offenders-harriet%E2%80%99s-house-ncja-dc-public-safety/

The show interviews participants of Harriet’s House, a program serving women offenders with a low rate of recidivism (returns to the criminal justice system) and high rates of employment in Raleigh, NC. The program received recognition from the National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA). A mission of the NCJA is to recognize exemplary programs and bring them to the attention of the public.

Those interviewed include Jeanne Tedrow, founder of Harriet’s House, Lisa Crosslin, Program Director, Cheryl Bryant, Grants Management Specialist for the North Carolina Crime Commission and Michelle Bridges, a graduate of Harriet’s House and a board member.

The website for the National Criminal Justice Association is www.ncja.org. The website for Harriet’s House is www.passagehome.org.

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

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