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NCJ Number: 220869 Find in a Library
Title: PODCAST How to
Corporate Author: National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
United States of America
Date Published: 2007
Page Count: 2
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Grant Number: 2005-MU-CX-K077
Sale Source: National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
700 N. Frederick Ave.
Bldg. 181, Room 1L30
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article describes the benefits of podcasts as experienced by the District of Columbia Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA).
Abstract: In 2007, the District of Columbia Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA), a Federal executive branch agency that provides parole and probation services in Washington, DC, became the first Federal justice agency to add a podcast to its Web site. Although CSOSA still provides community outreach through production of both a monthly radio and television show called “DC Public Safety,” the podcast adds a social media where the agency can further educate the public, policymakers, and the media; and where people can find information regarding public safety, criminal justice, and criminal offenders. CSOSA gives microphone time, not just to administrators, but to rank-and-file employees, current and former inmates, and the public. The podcasts are unedited and give all individuals the chance to say what is on their minds; however, the agency will remove profanity or slanderous remarks. Topics are selected based on inquiries received from the public and the media. The podcast is both easy and inexpensive to initiate; a primer called, “So You Want to Podcast?” is available at
Main Term(s): Technology transfer; Visual communications; Voice communications
Index Term(s): Digital communications; Digital message entry devices; Media coverage; Public information
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