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.