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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?

How many Community Supervision Officers (CSO) does CSOSA have?

CSOSA had 289 total, on-board CSO employees as of September 2015 performing offender supervision, diagnostic and investigative functions. [Back]

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?

Prior to the Revitalization Act, CSO caseloads averaged over 100 offenders, far in excess of the nationally recognized standards of the American Probation and Parole Association and best practices.

As of September 30, 2015 the overall ratio of supervised offenders to on-board supervision CSO staff is 47.45:1; a significant improvement since the agency's inception.  A CSO workload balancing initiative resulted in closer monitoring and supervision of high-risk offenders by our special supervision units (e.g., mental health, domestic violence, sex offender).

 

Community Supervision Officer (CSO) Offender Caseloads
(Total Offenders Per On-Board Supervision CSO, by Case Type, as of September 30, 2015)

Offender Case Type Supervised Offenders Supervision CSOs Caseload Ratio
Special 4,497 116 38.77:1
General 3,174 80 39.68:1
Interstate 2,053 30 68.4:1
Sub-Total 9,724 226 43.03:1
Warrant 1,213 7 NA
Kiosk Reporting 213 2 106.5:1
TOTAL 11,150 235 47.45:1

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Does CSOSA realign Community Supervision Officer (CSO) resources based on fluctuations in offender cases and types?

Yes. CSOSA reviews detailed caseload information from its Supervision & Management Automated Records Tracking (SMART) case management system for changes in the number, type, and risk level of offenders supervised by CSOs. CSO resources are routinely realigned to meet these changes and ensure the close supervision of offenders. [Back]

How many community-based offender supervision offices does CSOSA have?

Immediately after the Revitalization Act, CSOSA had three small field offices for supervising offenders on Probation. Parole supervision was performed centrally in downtown offices. CSOSA currently has seven community-based offender (Probation and Parole) supervision field offices throughout the District.

  1. 1230 Taylor Street, NW
  2. 910 Rhode Island Avenue, NE
  3. 1418 Good Hope Road, SE
  4. 3850 South Capitol Street, SE
  5. 25 K Street, NE
  6. 800 North Capitol Street, NW
  7. 4415 South Capitol Street, SW

In addition, CSOSA has specialized offender supervision operations co-located with the Metropolitan Police Department at 300 Indiana Avenue, NW, for highest-risk offenders (sex offenders, mental health, etc.) who cannot be supervised at neighborhood field offices. CSOSA operates on a year-to-year lease at 300 Indiana Avenue, NW, which is owned and operated by the DC Government. CSOSA also supervises high-risk offenders at its headquarters, located at 633 Indiana Avenue, NW.

CSOSA also operates the Re-Entry and Sanctions Center (RSC) at Karrick Hall on the grounds of the former DC General Hospital (1900 Massachusetts Ave SE). In addition, CSOSA operates vocational and educational programs at St. Luke's Church on 4923 East Capitol Street, SE, and at 4923 East Capitol Street, SE. [Back]

 

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Employment Information

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.