Equity Action Plan

The Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency is proud to release its first Equity Action Plan, supporting the Biden-Harris Administration’s whole-of-government equity agenda as set forth in Executive Order 13985 “On Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government.”

CSOSA provides community supervision to adults on probation, parole, and supervised release in the District of Columbia. Supervisees are part of the underserved justice-involved community and most are members of more than one underserved community. CSOSA’s mission requires it to continuously focus on advancing equity and eliminating administrative barriers to increase each supervisee’s opportunities to successfully complete supervision.

Since the issuance of Executive Order 13985, CSOSA has been hard at work examining its supervision policies and protocols in order to advance equity and identify and eliminate administrative barriers, particularly for the most vulnerable segments of its supervised population, including transgender women and other members of the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, queer, gender non-conforming, and non-binary (LGBTQ+) community.

To learn more about these efforts, you can read CSOSA Director Richard S. Tischner’s Equity Statement, visit https://www.whitehouse.gov/equity to learn more about the Administration’s Equity Agenda, and visit https://www.performance.gov/equity to learn more about government-wide equity efforts.

CSOSA Equity Action Plan per EO 13985

Supervision Survey / Encuesta de Supervisión

Have you completed probation, parole, or supervised release? Please share your experience with us. / ¿Ha completado su libertad condicional, libertad bajo palabra o libertad supervisada? Por favor háblenos de sus experiencias.

CSOSA is committed to providing everyone we supervise with access to programs, resources, and services to ensure a successful supervision experience. To determine if we are meeting this goal, we are evaluating our supervision process by asking former supervisees, particularly LGBTQ+ supervisees, to give us feedback about their supervision experiences.

Please share your experiences with us by calling (202) 585-7333*, emailing equity@csosa.gov, or visiting our short online form.

CSOSA tiene el compromiso de proporcionarle a todas las personas que supervisamos, acceso a programas, recursos, y servicios para asegurar una experiencia exitosa de supervisión. Para determinar si estamos cumpliendo con esta meta, estamosevaluando nuestro proceso de supervisión y le pedimos a los pasados supervisados, en especial a los supervisados LGBTQ+, que noscomenten sobre sus experiencias durante su supervisión.

 Por favor háblenos de sus experiencias. Llame al (202) 585-7333*envíe un correo electrónico a equity@csosa.gov, o acceda a este sitio web.


* If no one answers the phone, please leave a voicemail and your call will be returned the next business day. / Si nadie contesta el teléfono, por favor deje un mensaje de voz y le devolveremos la llamada el próximo día laborable.


Virtual Town Hall

Join CSOSA on April 20 at 2pm for a candid conversation about the supervision experiences of people who identify as LGBTQ+.

As we strive to implement a comprehensive approach to advancing equity for all, we want to hear from people in the LGBTQ+ community who have been under CSOSA supervision and the organizations that serve them. In addition to hearing directly from this community, we are excited to share some of the work we have been doing behind the scenes.

You can participate in the virtual town hall via Zoom: https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1603292629?pwd=WTFYUUFXc3EwYmFJeWh3VkFkTFRMQT09

( Meeting ID: 160 329 2629 | Passcode: DIVERSITY ).

If you have any questions, please contact events@csosa.gov or (240) 882-6226.




2021 Supervision Data

The Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA) relies on data to provide evidence-informed and evidence-based community supervision to the people under our jurisdiction. We use these data to chart our progress towards our strategic goals. Specifically, we work to promote public safety and reduce recidivism by targeting criminogenic risk and needs using innovative and evidence-based strategies; integrate supervisees into the community by connecting them with resources and interventions; strengthen and promote accountability by ensuring offender compliance and cultivating a culture of continuous measurement and improvement; and support the fair administration of justice by providing timely and accurate information to criminal justice decision makers.

Take a closer look at our factsheets (recently updated with fiscal year 2021 data) to learn more about the agency, the demographics of our supervised population, the criminogenic and stabilization needs of those we supervise, and the various types of community supervision.


Fellowship Opportunities at CSOSA

The Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA) is accepting applications for a fellowship program to provide new opportunities to people who have successfully completed a period of probation, parole, or supervised release. This program, similar to “Credible Messenger” efforts around the country, calls for the selected candidates to use their own life experiences to work with CSOSA’s supervision and treatment staff to assist offenders in a variety of ways, including goal-setting, social and emotional support, and decision-making. The program is part of a broader “Hire One” jobs initiative the agency launched in 2020 to better engage area employers.

We are accepting applications through April 26, 2022, for several temporary positions (GS-3 or GS-4). The new hires will be with CSOSA for up to six months, with the possibility of one six-month extension. These paid positions are expected to help those selected for the program move forward with their own careers, while helping others. The object is more than just employment. CSOSA also hopes to provide these temporary employees with the opportunity to enhance their skills and obtain vocational certifications that private employers may need.

As the President reaffirmed in his Proclamation on Second Chance Month, 2022, the Federal government must work to eliminate barriers to reentry, including by expanding opportunities for employment. This fellowship program, designed with support from the Office of Personnel Management, is consistent with that policy direction.

The job application can be accessed on USA Jobs at https://www.usajobs.gov/job/647157600.

Also see:  Fellowship Opportunities