CSOSA Steps Toward Green
The Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia (CSOSA) and the District of Columbia Pretrial Services Agency (PSA) are committed to planning, designing and implementing environmentally sustainable practices in all agency actions and thereby reducing CSOSA/PSA greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. CSOSA/PSA will achieve this goal and the reporting requirements of Executive Order (EO) 13514, dated October 5, 2009, Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy and Economic Performance and related regulations through its Policy Statement 5001, Environmental, Energy and Transportation Management.
CSOSA/PSA's goal is to reduce our GHG emissions by 30% by FY 2020 measured against an FY 2008 base. To achieve this, we are designing and implementing various projects which address the full spectrum of our GHG emissions and sustainable living practices. The projects vary in scope and complexity and include the following:
- fleet rightsizing with an automated reservation system,
- use of hybrids and alternative fuel vehicles;
- waste recycling at all CSOSA/PSA locations;
- green information technology;
- sustainable designs in all new leases; and
- other GHG reducing and sustainable living projects.
Sustainability and Agency Mission
Our mission (CSOSA and PSA) is to increase public safety, prevent crime, reduce recidivism, and support the fair administration of justice in close collaboration with the community. Effective supervision of persons on pretrial release and convicted offenders provides a crucial service to the courts and the public. We are integrating green practices throughout our agency operations and will consider various initiatives including offender/defendant programs and waterless fixtures.