Woman Offenders-Upcoming Events-From Violence to Reentry-Interview With Lashonia Etheridge-Bey

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The program interviews Lashonia Etheridge-Bey of the Mayor’s Office on Returning Citizen’s Affairs in Washington, D.C.

Lashonia addressed her history of violence and return from prison and her struggle to create a new life for herself and her children.

A recent and powerful video examines the return of Ms.  Etheridge-Bey from  prison; it’s available at  http://vimeo.com/68177411 . The video was created by G at http://vimeo.com/gabrielabulisova. Gabriela was a previous guest of DC Public Safety radio; see https://media.csosa.gov/podcast/audio/2012/07/film-video-artists-and-offender-reentry/ .

Ms. Etheridge-Bey discussed a variety of upcoming events that she offers or will participate in that focus on women and reentry. They include:

Tuesday, February 4, 2014: 10:00am-3:00pm: Gender Specific Reentry Conference.
Location: One Judiciary Square, 441 Fourth Street, NW, Conference Room 1107.
The DC Office on Returning Citizen Affairs will host this event, which will focus on understanding the differences between the reintegration of men and women.

Saturday, February 8, 2014: 8:30am-3:30pm: Women’s Re-Entry Forum — “Lifetime Makeover” 
Location: Temple of Praise, 700 Southern Avenue, SE.
CSOSA will join with other agencies to host this annual event that includes speakers and creative activities geared toward enlightening, empowering and motivating the women at the Fairview Residential Re-Entry Center and other women on community supervision.

Thursday, February 20, 2014: 7:00pm-9:00pm: Citywide Reentry Assembly 
St. Luke Church Center, 4923 E. Capitol Street, SE
CSOSA will recognize the accomplishments of our Faith Based Initiative and our mentors and mentees of the year.

Thursday, February 27, 2014: 7:00pm-9:00pm: Reentry Forum—”The Breakdown of the Black Family as a Result of Incarcerating Mothers”
Location: Union Temple Baptist Church, 1225 W Street, SE.
The W.I.R.E and the DC Office on Returning Citizen Affairs will host this event.

Additional information on the events is available on the website of the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency at http://www.csosa.gov and the website of the Mayor’s Office on Returning Citizen Affairs at htttp://www.orca.dc.gov .

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 .

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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