The Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia (CSOSA) recognizes the importance of clear communication in all aspects of its work, and, most especially, in fostering and maintaining the partnerships necessary to realize our objectives.  We are committed to the goals of the Plain Writing Act of 2010 and will continue promoting the use of plain writing by ensuring all of our communications are written in a manner that the public can easily understand and use.

The Plain Writing Act of 2010 (H.R. 946, Pub. Law 111-274) was passed “to improve the effectiveness and accountability of Federal agencies to the public by promoting clear Government communication that the public can understand and use.”

CSOSA’s Senior Official for Plain Writing is:

Michen M. Tah, Esq. | Management Analyst
Office of the Director | Communications
Email: | Phone: (202) 220-5318

Our guiding principles are community, accountability, and justice. Working with other federal agencies, local government agencies, community- and faith-based organizations, and the community at large is integral to the work that we do. Clear communication with all of these partners is a necessary part of collaboration, and collaboration is vital to accomplishing CSOSA’s mission.

We need your help to comply with this Act! Let us know if you have trouble understanding our documents or the pages on our website by emailing our Senior Official for Plain Writing at

Read our Plain Writing Plan here:  CSOSA Plain Writing PlanAdobe Acrobat PDF format

Visit to learn more about broader efforts to improve communication from the Federal government to the public.