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The Day Reporting Center (DRC), is an on-site cognitive restructuring program designed to change an offender's adverse thinking patterns, provide education and job training to enable long-term employment, and hold unemployed offenders accountable during the day.

The goals of the Day Reporting Center are to reduce offender rearrest, assist offenders in successful reentry by providing needed services, and increase public safety by holding offenders accountable. These goals will be achieved by providing skill-based learning opportunities, educational and vocational training and intensive community supervision. Participants in the Day Reporting Center:

  • Enhance their coping skills through group and peer counseling
  • Reconnect with their families
  • Apply for social service benefits
  • Locate and maintain stable housing
  • Improve educational and vocational skills
  • Find and retain meaningful work
  • Structure their activities within the community
  • Receive intensive community supervision by their CSOs

Courses provided at the Day Reporting Center include:

  • Self-Awareness
  • Life Skills
  • Family Dynamics
  • Substance Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Victimization
  • Volunteerism
  • Entrepreneurship
  • GED preparation
  • Certificate in Home Repair
  • Financial Management
  • Introductory Computer Skills

Accomplishments
Since the program was implemented in June 2004 through September 2008, 781 offenders participated in the Day Reporting Center.

 

Related:

Day Reporting Center Expands Its Reach (Fall 2004)

Community Supervision Services

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.