Archives for 2011

Television Commercial for CSOSA and “DC Public Safety”

The Mayor’s Office on Cable Television (MOCT) created a commercial for the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency’s “DC Public Safety” television series in the summer of 2011. It was distributed to 60 cable outlets. The DC Mayor’s Office of Cable TV (MOCT) films “DC Public Safety” for the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency.

“DC Public Safety” social media includes television, radio, a blog and transcripts at http://media.csosa.gov.  “DC Public Safety” creates content on crime and the criminal justice system with a national and international audience.  Started over  five years ago,  “DC Public Safety” was one of the first social media efforts within federal government.

We are highly ranked by Google and other search engines for dozens of key public safety terms with many consistently ranked in the top three. We obtain 70,000 page views a month. These numbers do not include our showings on YouTube and related video services. We have approximately 30 justice-government websites who offer our material via RSS feed. Our television network offers our shows approximately 600 times a year.

“DC Public Safety” has won numerous awards from national and regional organizations and television outlets.

“DC Public Safety” is a product of the Office of Legislative, Intergovernmental and Public Affairs of the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency, supervised by Associate Director Cedric Hendricks. The host is Leonard Sipes. The producer is Timothy Barnes.

Transcript:

Narrator: Increasing public Safety

Preventing crime

Reducing recidivism

..and supporting the fair administration of justice in close collaboration with the community

CSOSA

Providing risks and needs assessment

Close supervision, partnerships, treatment and support systems

CSOSA

Interested in DC public safety? Watch CSOSA Public Safety Monday and Thursday nights at 9:00 p.m.

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DC Safe Surrender 2011-DC Public Safety Television

Welcome to DC Public Safety–radio and television shows on crime, criminal offenders and the criminal justice system.

The topic for the nineteenth television show produced by the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency is DC Safe Surrender.

The combined federal and District criminal justice system came together in November of 2007 and created “Fugitive Safe Surrender.” 530 offenders with warrants voluntarily surrendered.  Safe Surrender was a national effort lead by the US Marshal’s Service.

 The website for the current “DC Safe Surrender” is http://www.dcsafesurrender.org.

 “DC Safe Surrender” in 2011 seeks offenders wanted on non-violent felony and misdemeanor warrants. Domestic violence cases are not included.

Offenders willingly participated in the last Safe Surrender in 2007. The overwhelming majority went home that day with a new court date or had the charges resolved while they were there. They were looking for a way to safely resolve their warrants.

 “DC Safe Surrender” is a public safety initiative. It gets offenders with warrants off the streets and back into legitimate society. It allows law enforcement to focus on other concerns.

 “DC Safe Surrender” protects the family members of those wanted on warrants. They lose the fear of police coming to their door. They lose the fear of a family member being arrested in front of children.

 “DC Safe Surrender” protects our police officers. They do not have to risk injury in serving these warrants.

 A list of those wanted for warrants will be available on the website.

 When: “DC Safe Surrender” will take place on three Saturdays on August 13, 20 and 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 Where: The DC Superior Court building at 500 Indiana Ave NW

 Television Show:

 Participants-first segment:

  • ­­­Adrienne Poteat, Director, Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency
  • Willie Jones, participant, first DC Safe Surrender participant. 

 Participants-second segment:

  • Lee Satterfield, Chief Judge, DC Superior Court
  • Assistant Chief Alfred Durham, Metropolitan Police Department, Washington, D.C.

 The show is packed with video footage to enhance the viewing experience.

See http://media.csosa.gov for our radio shows, blog and transcripts.

Transcript available at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/.

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

The host is Cedric Hendricks. The producer is Timothy Barnes.

 

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Sexual Exploitation of Children-DC Public Safety-US Department of Justice

Sexual Exploitation of Children – “DC Public Safety”

Welcome to DC Public Safety–radio and television shows on crime, criminal offenders and the criminal justice system.

The topic for the eighteenth television show produced by the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency is the Sexual Exploitation of Children.

US Attorney General Eric Holder recently announced a national strategy to prevent and combat the sexual exploitation of children by bringing all facets of the criminal justice system and national and state partners together to coordinate activities.

Participating in the show is the US Department of Justice, the US Marshal’s Service and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) of the US Department of Justice. OJJDP produced the show.

Members of  the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency discuss initiatives CSOSA is currently using to protect children through the supervision of sex offenders.

Participants-first segment:

  • ­­­Francey Hakes, National Coordinator for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction, U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ)
  • Dr. Michael Bourke, U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), Chief Psychologist

Participants-second segment:

  • Kevin Jones, Community Supervision Officer, Sex Offender Unit
  • Ashley Natoli, Community Supervision Officer, Sex Offender Unit

See http://media.csosa.gov for our radio shows, blog and transcripts.

Transcript available at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/.

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

The host is Leonard Sipes. The producer is Timothy Barnes.

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Faith Based Partnerships and Offenders – UDC Sound Advice

Faith Based Partnerships and Offenders – “UDC Sound Advice”

“Faith Based Partnerships and Offenders” features a discussion with a policy maker within the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency, a Cluster Coordinator with CSOSA’s Mentoring Faith Based Program and an individual currently under CSOSA supervision.

 Guests for this program:

  •  Cedric Hendricks, Associate Director, Office of Legislative, Intergovernmental and Public Affairs – Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA)
  • Reverend Kelly Wilkins, Cluster A Coordinator for CSOSA’s Faith Based Mentoring Program
  • Tonya Mackey, an offender on CSOSA Supervision.

 The show is hosted by Shelly Broderick, Dean of the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) David A. Clarke School of Law. The show was produced by Ciera Brisco of CSOSA staff.

See http://media.csosa.gov for our radio shows, blog and transcripts.

Transcript available at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/2011/05/faith-based-partnerships-and-offenders-udc-sound-advice/

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

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Women Offenders – DC Public Safety Television 2011

Women Offenders – “DC Public Safety”

Welcome to DC Public Safety – radio and television shows on crime, criminal offenders and the criminal justice system.

This program celebrates five years of “DC Public Safety” television.

“Women Offenders” features discussions with a policy maker within the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency and the Director of Our Place D.C. (one of the most comprehensive programs for women offenders in the country). The second half features a CSOSA employee who runs groups for women offenders and a participant currently under CSOSA supervision.

Between 2007 and 2010, the number of women on CSOSA’S daily caseload increased eight percent. Participants have higher rates of involvement in substance abuse, mental health issues and histories of sexual victimization. Approximately 50 percent of female offenders report having been evaluated, diagnosed or treated for mental health issues.

CSOSA is currently reorganizing operations to better supervise and provide programs for female offenders. Teams of Community Supervision Officers (know elsewhere as parole and probation agents) have received gender specific training. Treatment groups for women offenders are expanding. A new day reporting center has been created. Partnerships with groups such as Our Place D.C. have been expanded.

The production attempts to describe the increase of females under CSOSA supervision (and throughout the nation) and the steps employed to address the issue.

CSOSA is also reorganizing agency operations to better supervise high-risk offenders.

 

Guests for this program:

Participants-first segment:

  • Dr. Debra Kafami, Executive Assistant, Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency
  • Ashley McSwain, MSW, MSOD, Executive Director, Our Place DC

Participants-second segment:

  • Dr. Willa Butler, Group Facilitator, Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency
  • Talynthia Jones, an offender on Dr. Butler’s caseload.

 

The show is packed with video footage to enhance the viewing experience.

See http://media.csosa.gov for our radio shows, blog and transcripts.

Transcript available at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/

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

The host is Leonard Sipes. The producer is Timothy Barnes.

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