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CSOSA's Offender Population

  1. How many offenders and defendants are under CSOSA's supervision?
  2. Does CSOSA supervise juvenile offenders?
  3. I'm an offender and I need a job, what can CSOSA do to help me?
  4. I live in the community. I think that a CSOSA offender is causing trouble. Who do I talk to? What will happen? Can I find out if someone is on supervision?
  5. What services are available to people on supervision?
  6. What services can CSOSA provide to offenders no longer under supervision?
  7. Can I talk to my son's Community Supervision Officer? Will they tell me everything that is going on with him?
  8. What are the typical rules of supervision for CSOSA offenders?
  9. What happens if the offender violates these rules?
  10. Can you tell me who is an offender in my neighborhood?
  11. Where are offenders under CSOSA supervision confined prior to their release?
  12. Why do offenders have to come back to DC?
  13. How many CSOSA offenders have dependent children? How is CSOSA attempting to meet the needs of offenders with children?

CSOSA's Supervision Programs and Initiatives

  1. Where can I find information on CSOSA's Programs?
  2. Does CSOSA work with the Washington Metropolitan Police Department (MPD)?
  3. What is CSOSA's SMARTStat initiative?
  4. Is CSOSA a member of the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) for the District of Columbia?
  5. In FY 2004 CSOSA received resources to implement Global Positioning System (GPS) Electronic Monitoring of high-risk offenders. What is the status of this initiative? Is GPS effective?
  6. Describe CSOSA's planned participation in the proposed Secure Residential Treatment Program (SRTP)?
  7. What are Accountability Tours?
  8. In FY 2001 CSOSA was charged with setting up a Sex Offender Registry for the District of Columbia. Has this been accomplished?
  9. Does CSOSA Implement Graduated Sanctions in Response to an Offender's Violation of Conditions of Release?
  10. Does CSOSA collect DNA samples from its offender population?
  11. Describe CSOSA's participation in Fugitive Safe Surrender.
  12. Describe CSOSA's Re-Entry and Sanctions Center at Karrick Hall.
  13. What is the status of operations at the Re-Entry and Sanctions Center?

Illegal Substance Abuse, Drug Testing and Treatment

  1. Will CSOSA help me get drug treatment?
  2. How many CSOSA offenders have substance abuse issues?
  3. How does CSOSA determine who should be subject to drug testing?
  4. How many offenders has CSOSA drug tested?
  5. How much contract treatment funding does CSOSA have?
  6. How many defendants and offenders have been placed in contract treatment programs?
  7. Has the increase in drug testing and treatment been effective?

CSOSA Supervision Staff and Offices

  1. How many Community Supervision Officers (CSOs) is CSOSA authorized to have?
  2. In previous budgets, CSOSA requested and Congress provided funding to allow CSOSA to reduce the number of offenders supervised by each Community Supervision Officer (CSO). What has been the effect of this additional funding on caseloads?
  3. Does CSOSA realign Community Supervision Officer (CSO) resources based on fluctuations in offender cases and types?
  4. How many community-based offender supervision offices does CSOSA have?





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As a Federal agency with a distinctly local mission, CSOSA employees perform challenging work that directly affects public safety in the District of Columbia's neighborhoods.