June 2019
DC VINE Training
On Monday, June 24th, DOC and Appriss Safety offered DC VINE (Victim Information Notification Everyday) training at the Center for Professional Development and Learning (CPDL).

Attendees were educated on VINE's history and the critical role it plays in keeping communities informed and safe. They received hands on experience using VINE applications that crime victims and community members use to receive up to date information about offenders. Notifications can be received by telephone calls, text or email.

Nearly 40 staff members and agency partners participated in the sessions led by Karen Adams, Training Manager and Christy Kleinhenz, Client Relationship Manager of Appriss Safety, a technology and data collection company based in Louisville, Kentucky. Appriss Safety partners with nationwide private and public sector agencies to improve safety, mitigate fraud and reduce risk.

Thank you to everyone that registered and participated!

For more information on VINE, visit

DOC In the News
Washington native and Emmy winning journalist, Lorenzo Hall of WUSA9 recently visited the Young Men Emerging (Y-ME) Unit where he had a discussion about mass incarceration, dreams, health and wellness, forgiveness, and love. Take a look at his segment which highlights the benefits of the program and the excellent work of our staff!

PBS News Hour produced a story on the Free Minds Book Club on the Young Men Emerging (Y-ME) Unit, where they discussed the book “The Hate You Give” by Angie Thomas. Jump to 46:00 to see our targeted segment!

Welcome to DOC
E ric Glover joins Team DOC as our new Interim General Counsel. He is an innovative and versatile attorney, with approximately 19 years of legal experience, litigating criminal and civil matters. His areas of expertise include: Litigation, Motions and Pleadings, Staff Management, Settlement Negotiation, Constitutional Law, Legal Research and Analysis and Trial Preparation. He is a highly effective litigator with a knack for trial preparation, developing case strategies and persuasive writing.

In his most recent position he served as Chief of the Civil Enforcement Section in the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia, where he managed a team of attorneys in the litigation of affirmative lawsuits and civil enforcement claims of the District of Columbia and its various agencies before the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, the District of Columbia Office Administrative Hearings and various administrative tribunals. He oversaw all aspects of litigation in the matter of District of Columbia v. Dynamic Vision , 2012 CA 8516 B, the largest wage theft action ever litigated by the District of Columbia.

His education includes a Juris Doctorate from the Howard University School of Law and a B.A. in Political Science from Morgan State University. He has been recognized by the Washington Bar Association for Outstanding Service and by the District of Columbia Office of the Attorney General. 

Please extend a warm DOC welcome to Eric Glover, Interim General Council!
Policies & Procedures
Policy binders with the agency’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) were placed in the Officers' Dining Rooms (ODR) at the Central Detention Facility, Correctional Treatment Facility, Central Cell Block and the Training Academy.

Once existing and new policies are approved by the Director, the OPP will update the binders monthly. All binders must remain in their respective places.

The following policies have been updated and approved:

PP 3350.2 – PREA

PP 5500.2 – Restrictive Housing

PM 5300.1 – Inmate Disciplinary and Administrative Housing Hearings

PP 3810.1 – ADA Accommodating Employees with Disabilities

Happy Summer!
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Have a happy and safe 4th of July!