Sunday, February 15, 2009

Leadership Development in Criminal Justice Agencies

Leonard Sipes and Timothy Barnes, Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA), recently posted a new internet radio interview by this title with Dr. William Sondervan, Professor, Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland-University College and Deputy Commissioner Debbie Owens of the Baltimore City Police Department.

CSOSA is a small, fairly new independent federal agency in Washington, DC that is doing good work. Len and Tim have been collaborating for a couple of years on groundbreaking audio and video efforts, complete with written transcripts, that explain best practice and proactively reach out to public listeners. Len, a criminologist, is serving as senior public affairs specialist and has taught himself web 2.0 from the ground up. Tim, the agency's information technology guru, had the foresight to recognize a good idea when he saw one. Hats off to two men who put a lot of extra hours into advancing good government, one production at a time.


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  2. Ashish, thanks for your feedback! Please contact me if you would like to do a guest post on leadership development sometime. Kitty