Iowa Reduces Recidivism–DC Public Safety Radio

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The program interviews Lettie Prell, Director of Research, Iowa Department of Corrections and Jerry Bartruff, Deputy Director of Offender Services, Iowa Department of Corrections.

Iowa DOC reduced recidivism for key groups; specifically for mentally ill offenders, women and Afro-Americans.

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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 . 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.

“DC Public Safety” is offering statements of support in radio and television programs for  the American Probation and Parole Association’s (APPA) “Probation, Parole and Community Supervision Week” throughout the spring and summer. The week is celebrated from July 17 to July 23. The website for the American Probation and Parole Association is .

The Louisiana Department of Corrections/Division of Probation and Parole is offering radio shows on reentry. Please visit their website at .

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

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