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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.

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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.

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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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Observations on Crime and Justice-Former Assistant Attorney General Laurie Robinson-DC Public Safety

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 165.

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

Subscribe to “DC Public Safety” through iTunes.

Transcript available at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/2013/03/observations-on-crime-and-justice-former-assistant-attorney-general-laurie-robinson-dc-public-safety/

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The program interviews former Assistant Attorney General Laurie Robinson. Ms. Robinson is now a Clarence J. Robinson Professor of Criminology, Law and Society at the George Mason University.

Laurie O. Robinson was sworn in as Assistant Attorney General on November 9, 2009. Ms. Robinson previously served as Assistant Attorney General at the Office of Justice Programs from 1993 to February, 2000. During that time, she oversaw the largest increase in federal spending on criminal justice research in the nation’s history, and under her leadership the annual appropriations for OJP grew substantially – from $800 million in 1993 to over $4 billion in 2000. At the same time, she also spearheaded initiatives in areas ranging from comprehensive community-based crime control to violence against women, law enforcement technology, drug abuse and corrections.

Ms. Robinson served as Acting Assistant Attorney General and Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General of OJP from January 2009 until nominated by President Obama in September 2009. Since returning to the Department of Justice, she has overseen the implementation of the $2.7 billion in programs for which Congress assigned responsibility to OJP under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act; launched a new agency-wide Evidence Integration Initiative to help ensure science-based approaches in OJP-funded programs; and held a series of “listening sessions” with state and local constituents to learn what OJP can do to better serve the field.

She held the position of Assistant Attorney General for OJP for approximately 10 years; longer than any other OJP Assistant Attorney General.

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

The website for the George Mason University is http://cls.gmu.edu

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 .

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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Early American Crime and Media-DC Public Safety-200,000 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/early-american-crime-and-media-dc-public-safety-200000-requests-a-month/

The program interviews Dr. Anthony (Tony) Vaver, author/publisher of the “Early American Crime” website at www.earlyamericancrime.com. Tony is writing a book on the transportation and use of convict labor in the American Colonies.

The premise of the production is that we understand the current system of crime and justice by understanding the beginnings of the American justice system.

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

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Faith-Based Offenders and Reentry

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.

Transcript available at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/?p=56

We welcome your comments or suggestions at leonard.sipes@csosa.gov.

The program provides a discussion of faith-based offenders returning to the community after prison. Guy Charity and two clients of the Daniel A. Payne Reclamation Program, a faith-based effort in Washington, D.C. participated.

Please see the categories file of this show (on right) to listen to additional offender interviews discussing programs and reentry .

The show is hosted by Leonard Sipes.

Meta terms: crime, criminals, criminal justice, parole, probation, prison,
drug treatment, reentry, sex offenders, domestic violence, anger management, corrections, high-risk offenders, GPS, satellite tracking and faith-based efforts.

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