What Works: Evidence-Based Practices in Community Corrections

“What Works: Evidence-Based Practices in Community Corrections” is part of the” DC Public Safety” television series.

Please see http://media.csosa.gov for our radio shows. See www.twitter.com/lensipes.

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

This show provides an overview of “what works” in community corrections through an examination of research-based practices.  Participants include:

Nancy G. LaVigne, Ph.D. Director, Justice Policy Center, The Urban Institute
Thomas Williams, Associate Director, Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency
Debra Kafami, Ph.D, Executive Assistant, Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency

The program is offered by the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency, a federal executive branch entity in Washington, D.C.

The show is hosted by Leonard Sipes. Timothy Barnes is the Producer.

Transcript available at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/2010/11/what-works-evidence-based-practices-in-community-corrections/

Series Meta terms: Criminal, Justice, what, works, drug, treatment, educational, vocational, assistance, employment, interviews, policy, makers, staff, probation, parole, reentry



  1. Gwendolyn Powell-Jones says

    I like what you are doing in your state. I am a Social Worker/Addictions Professional. I currently work as a Clinical Supervisor and I am also pursuing further education in Mental Health at the Springfield College in Tampa, Florida. My desire to ultimately develop re-entry/transitional services for ex-offenders; a one stop shop. I live in Tallahasse, Florida and I need help with trying to implement something here that will be effective and worthwhile. I am not rich and I do not have money, but I have motivation and passion. I understand their struggles and the same way God blessed me, I want to see them be blessed.


    want help!

  2. Yeah you definitely need to do something with all the research you gather. It’s great and all but if you don’t put it into use then it’s like a “nice read” on a rainy day… glad to see you’re putting the research to use.

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