National Institute of Corrections and DC Pretrial-Measuring What Matters-DC Public Safety

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Current Radio Program:

The program interviews Lori Eville, Correctional Program Specialist with the National Institute of Corrections, Federal Bureau of Prisons, US Department of Justice and Spurgeon Kennedy, Director of Research, Analysis and Development for the Pretrial Services Agency for the District of Columbia.

The topic was a new document released by the National Institute of Corrections quantifying and improving the operations of pretrial agencies throughout the country. The title is “Measuring What Matters.” The document is available via the NIC website at

The website for the  Pretrial Services Agency of the District of Columbia is

Donna Ledbetter of the National Institute of Corrections produced the program.

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.

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.

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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