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.