WHAT WE DO | Public Safety


Public safety is a key tenet of the mission of the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA). To uphold public safety and reduce recidivism, CSOSA relies on evidence-based practices to address the risks and challenges of the supervised population that are known to be associated with criminal behavior, such as anti-social attitudes and cognition, anti-social associations, low levels of achievement, the lack of pro-social leisure activities, family factors, and substance use.

CSOSA’s supervision model uses proven case management practices targeted to the specific risk and needs of each person under supervision, including early orientation to supervision, motivational interviewing, referrals to treatment and support services, and regular home and work site visits. Regular assessment throughout supervision helps ensure that we provide appropriate supervision responses, treatment, and support services to better position the justice-involved individual to successfully complete supervision.

In keeping with research, CSOSA targets proportionately more resources to those supervised at the highest risk levels in order to have the maximum positive impact on public safety. The High Risk Containment Strategies Division of CSOSA’s Office of Community Supervision and Intervention Services provides coordinated, integrated heightened surveillance and intervention processes for supervisees at the highest risk to public safety. This Division enforces court-ordered sanctions and imposes non-discretionary interventions and services that support containment, accountability, and stability, as appropriate.

Read our Strategic Plan to learn more about our assessments and targeted interventions.