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The Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA) is developing a series of videos to inform you about the work we do and how we do it.

Success Story Sunday

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Type “definition of success” into an Internet search tool and you are bound to get a wide-ranging variety of responses. Regardless of how you define success, many find that the path to achieving it is not a straight line. Persevering in the face of obstacles and setbacks is critical. We acknowledge that while every path to success does not look the same, for justice-involved individuals, close supervision, as needed, and access to resources to address stabilization and criminogenic needs help to smooth the path to successfully completing supervision.

CSOSA’s mission is to effectively supervise adults under our jurisdiction to enhance public safety, reduce recidivism, support the fair administration of justice, and promote accountability, inclusion and success through the implementation of evidence-based practices in close collaboration with our criminal justice partners and the community. In doing this work, we remain steadfast to our guiding principles of community, accountability, justice.

Watch the videos in this series to learn about some of the challenges former supervisees faced on their journey to success.

View the playlist on YouTube.

Hire One

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Employment is a critical pillar to any effective reentry strategy. We at CSOSA are focused on creating opportunities for those under our supervision to succeed in order to enhance public safety throughout the community. As the federal agency that supervises people on probation, parole, and supervised release in the District of Columbia, we have firsthand knowledge and experience with this oft-overlooked source of talent.

We’re asking you to join the list of companies that already partner with us. We can help you find skilled and motivated people who will reward your business with hard work and loyalty. You, in turn, will be helping the people we supervise achieve financial independence. And you’ll be helping to make the District of Columbia a safer place for all who live and work here.

If you Hire One referral from CSOSA, we know that you will come back to us for more.

View the playlist on YouTube.

CSOSA Welcomes Director Richard S. Tischner

On February 11, 2019, the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency welcomed its third presidentially-appointed director, Richard S. Tischner. He was sworn in by Jessie K. Lieu, United States Attorney for the District of Columbia.

Celebrating Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Supervision Week

July 16-22 is Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Supervision (PPPS) Week! Now in its 23rd year, PPPS Week celebrates and honors the achievements of community corrections professionals nationwide.

Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA) joins the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) in saluting the dedication and commitment of the individuals in CSOSA’s Office of Community Supervision & Intervention Services and Office of Behavioral Interventions, as well as the supervision professionals of our sister agency, Pretrial Services Agency for the District of Columbia (PSA).

This year’s PPPS Week theme, Stronger Together, acknowledges that success is achieved through unity.  When supervision agencies, criminal justice organizations, and community partners align, our collective goals become more attainable. Together we can positively impact public safety and help justice-involved individuals reach their full potential.

CSOSA supervision staff do important, challenging work. They make meaningful, human connections with supervisees. They use evidence-based practices to develop individualized supervision plans for the best possible outcomes. They ensure supervisees have access to appropriate community-based services. CSOSA staff see potential and capacity for change in all individuals. Their hard work and perseverance transform lives and ultimately make the District a safer place to live, work, and visit.

To learn more about PPPS Week, visit APPA’s website.