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CSOSA's goals shape its vision for the District of Columbia and are the foundation of its programmatic activities. To translate these goals into operational terms, CSOSA has adopted six Strategies that define the key activities through which these goals will be achieved. They are:

  • Strategy 1.1: Risk and Needs Assessment - Assess an offender's risk and needs in a timely and effective manner to determine appropriate levels of supervision and the need for treatment and support services;
  • Strategy 1.2: Close Supervision - Provide close supervision of assessed offenders through effective case management practices including incentives for compliance, immediate graduated sanctions for violations of release conditions and ongoing drug testing and monitoring;
  • Strategy 1.3: Law Enforcement Partnerships - Collaborate with public safety agencies to facilitate close supervision of offenders in the community;
  • Strategy 2.1: Treatment and Support Services - Provide appropriate treatment and support services as determined by the risk and needs assessment to assist offenders in maintaining compliance and reintegrating into the community;
  • Strategy 2.2: Community Partnerships - Collaborate with faith institutions and community organizations to facilitate the delivery of reintegration services in the community; and
  • Strategy 3.1: Timely and Accurate Information to Decision-Makers - Provide timely and accurate information to criminal justice decision-makers.


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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.