Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency

The Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA) was created by Congress through the National Capital Revitalization and Self-Government Improvement Act of 1997. After an initial period of trusteeship, CSOSA was certified as an independent Executive Branch agency in August 2000.

CSOSA assumed the adult probation function from the D.C. Superior Court and the parole supervision function from the D.C. Board of Parole (which was dissolved). The Revitalization Act transferred the parole adjudication function to the U.S. Parole Commission.

The mission of CSOSA is to increase public safety, prevent crime, reduce recidivism, and support the fair administration of justice in close collaboration with the community.

The Pretrial Services Agency for the District of Columbia (PSA) is a federal independent entity within CSOSA. The two agencies share some support functions and transmit their budgets to Congress together.

Visit CSOSA's website.