It is with great fondness and appreciation that the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency bid farewell to our former director, Nancy M. Ware.
Appointed by then-President Barack Obama, Ms. Ware served as director of CSOSA from December 2011 to December 2017. Her accomplishments over the past six years are numerous. A few of the highlights from her tenure as director include:
- Developing and implementing a full training curriculum for our Community Supervision Officer Academy.
- Specialized programming and focus on young adults under CSOSA supervision.
- Expanding the number of and improving the programming at CSOSA’s Community Engagement and Achievement Centers (formerly known as Day Reporting Centers).
- Implementing behavioral health teams for those under our supervision.
- Implementing the Triage Screener to expedite the process of assigning those under our supervision to appropriate teams.
- Expanding Community Resource Day videoconferences to nearly 30 Federal Bureau of Prisons facilities housing District of Columbia inmates nearing release.
- Instituting Family Reunification Videoconferencing for incarcerated mothers to stay better connected with their children.
These and other efforts undertaken and completed during her tenure embody CSOSA’s guiding principles of community, accountability, and justice. Moreover, Ms. Ware’s many intra-agency efforts to improve effectiveness and operational efficiency reflect a sentiment that she continuously emphasized – One Mission, One Agency.
A native Washingtonian, Ms. Ware has devoted her professional career to public service, working to ensure that the nation’s capital remains safe for those who reside in, work in, and visit the District of Columbia; and striving to afford juveniles and adults who have become involved in the criminal justice system opportunities to contribute and thrive.
We thank Ms. Ware for her years of dedicated service to criminal justice in the District of Columbia, especially the past six years as our director.
We wish her the best of luck and full success in her future endeavors.