Community Resource Collaborative CJAN (via Zoom): September 28

Community Resource Collaborative CJAN - September 28, 2022, 1pm
Community Resource Collaborative CJAN (via ZOOM)
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 @ 1:00pm to 2:00pm
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https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1600037338?pwd=b21JcXRJc2toUURCK2JadnRvblhsUT09

Meeting ID: 160 003 7338

Passcode: CSOSACJAN

Topic: 4, 5 & 6 District’s CJAN – Community Resource Collaborative

Join community partners from the 4th, 5th, and 6th Districts to learn about opportunities and resources for justice-involved individuals.

Please join us and spread the word to others who might have interest in attending.

 

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Recovery Month Panel Discussion (via Zoom): September 27

National Recovery Month - Panel Discussion
Recovery Month Panel Discussion (via ZOOM)
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 @ 1:00pm to 2:00pm
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“Recovery is for Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community”

Please join CSOSA via Zoom for the Re-Entry and Sanctions Center’s Recovery Month Panel Discussion that serves to honor and promote National Recovery Month.

Click here for more information.

Please join us and spread the word to others who might have interest in attending.

 

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Virtual Supervision Intake Simulation: October 27, 2022

Join CSOSA on October 27, 2022 from 10am to 11:30am for a virtual supervision intake simulation as we continue our series of candid conversations about the supervision experiences of people who identify as LGBTQ+. We will follow the experience of a recently-sentenced supervisee who reports to CSOSA’s Reception and Processing Center for supervision intake.

CSOSA is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA). We believe that fidelity to these tenets is integral to positioning ourselves as a model community supervision agency that is recognized for positively impacting public safety.

Click here to view flyer [PDF].

You can participate in the virtual supervision intake simulation via Zoom:

https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1619929685?pwd=TVFRWllnbkF4Z0dvUDFSSlB5VmFyUT09

( Meeting ID: 161 992 9685 | Passcode: CSOSA ).

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

 

 

 

Virtual Supervision Intake Simulation: October 27

Supervision Intake Simulation
Virtual Supervision Intake Simulation (via ZOOM)
Thursday, October 27, 2022 @ 10:00am to 11:30am
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Meeting ID: 161 992 9685
Password: CSOSA

Join CSOSA for a virtual supervision intake simulation as we continue our series of candid conversations about the supervision experiences of people who identify as LGBTQ+. We will follow the experience of a recently-sentenced supervisee who reports to CSOSA’s Reception and Processing Center for supervision intake.

CSOSA is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA). We believe that fidelity to these tenets is integral to positioning ourselves as a model community supervision agency that is recognized for positively impacting public safety.

Please join us and spread the word to others who might have interest in attending.

 

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DEIA Strategic Plan

On June 25, 2021, President Joseph R. Biden issued an Executive Order on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) in the Federal Workforce (E.O. 14035). “As the Nation’s largest employer, the Federal Government must be a model for diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility, where all employees are treated with dignity and respect,” President Biden said.

Pursuant to E.O. 14035, agencies must develop and submit a DEIA Strategic Plan that identifies actions to advance DEIA and remove any potential barriers to DEIA in the workforce. These plans include goals to advance DEIA initiatives in the agency workforce and culture with quarterly measures of progress.

The administration’s government-wide DEIA strategic plan sets out a roadmap for each element of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility with sample goals and strategies. It also encourages building on work in progress by leveraging existing inputs and data-gathering frameworks to develop top priorities, activities, and outcome measures.

The Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA) for the District of Columbia and the Pretrial Services Agency (PSA) for the District of Columbia are proud to release this joint Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Strategic Plan.

Joint Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Strategic Plan

DEIA

CSOSA is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA). We believe that fidelity to these tenets is integral to positioning ourselves as a model community supervision agency that is recognized for positively impacting public safety.

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. Our mission requires us to continuously focus on advancing equity and eliminating administrative barriers to increase each supervisee’s opportunities to successfully complete supervision.

As President Joseph R. Biden noted in his Executive Order on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in the Federal Workforce, “a growing body of evidence demonstrates that diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible workplaces yield higher-performing organizations.” Focusing on DEIA in the workplace is critical to retaining and recruiting a workforce to advance our important mission and positively impact public safety in the District of Columbia.

On this page, we publicly share our plans for incorporating DEIA internally with our agency personnel and externally with the people under our supervision.

To learn more about equity 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.

To learn more about CSOSA’s efforts to make this website more accessible, visit the Accessibility page.

 

Celebrating PPPS Week 2022

The third week of July marks Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Supervision (PPPS) Week! For more than 20 years, the American Probation and Parole Association has called on the nation to honor the community corrections professionals who help keep our communities safe places to live, work, and visit.

The theme for PPPS Week is Restoring Trust, Creating Hope. CSOSA Director Richard S. Tischner said, “The work our supervision staff does is transformative—helping people under supervision make positive choices and change the trajectory of their lives. We must often rise to meet the challenges of dealing with difficult situations and circumstances to strive for change that is not guaranteed, may only come bit by bit, and might come without accolades. Still, we press on—holding ourselves and others accountable and working together to advance our critical public safety mission.”

This week especially, we thank the hardworking community supervision professionals in CSOSA’s Office of Community Supervision & Intervention Services and CSOSA’s Office of Behavioral Interventions for the fundamental role they play in changing the lives of people under supervision and advancing public safety in the District. We also celebrate the important work of the pretrial supervision professionals of our sister agency, the Pretrial Services Agency for the District of Columbia. Our gratitude also extends to all staff at supervision agencies, especially the dedicated public servants at CSOSA and PSA, for making it possible for our community supervision professionals to provide effective and efficient service to the people under our jurisdiction and the community as a whole.

Read our news release for more information about how CSOSA is commemorating PPPS Week in the District.

Let's Celebrate PPPS Week 2022

The third week of July marks Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Supervision (PPPS) Week! This decades-old celebration is a time for the District of Columbia and the nation to honor the community corrections professionals who help keep our community a safe place to live, work, and visit.

The theme for PPPS Week is Restoring Trust, Creating Hope. CSOSA Director Richard S. Tischner said, “the work our supervision staff does is transformative—helping people under supervision make positive choices and change the trajectory of their lives. We must often rise to meet the challenges of dealing with difficult situations and circumstances to strive for change that is not guaranteed, may only come bit by bit, and might come without accolades. Still, we press on—holding ourselves and others accountable and working together to advance our critical public safety mission.”

In speaking on this year’s PPPS Week theme, American Probation and Parole Association Executive Director Veronica Cunningham said, “Because of the challenges caused by the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, now more than ever, trust and hope must be top of mind.” Cunningham added, “During the pandemic … you shifted your work models in the right ways to support, assist, and guide individuals under supervision. Your talent, compassion, and determination have been nothing less than praiseworthy.”

In the July 12 Congressional Record, the Honorable Eleanor Holmes Norton, the District of Columbia’s Delegate to the House of Representatives, lauded community supervision professionals who, throughout the coronavirus pandemic, “have found innovative ways to remain connected with the people they supervise and to continue guiding them in the interest of public safety.”

This week especially, we extend our immense gratitude to the hardworking community supervision professionals in CSOSA’s Office of Community Supervision & Intervention Services and CSOSA’s Office of Behavioral Interventions for the vital role they play in changing the lives of people under supervision and advancing public safety in the District. We also celebrate the noble work of the pretrial supervision officers of our sister agency, the Pretrial Services Agency for the District of Columbia. Our gratitude also extends to all staff at supervision agencies, especially the dedicated public servants at CSOSA and PSA, for making it possible for our community supervision professionals to provide effective and efficient service to the people under our jurisdiction and the community as a whole.