September 2018
Staff Career & Professional Development Fair
DOC's Center for Professional Development and Learning hosted a Staff Career & Professional Development Fair at the Correctional Treatment Facility (CTF). Representatives from local and national universities provided resources to employees about higher education programs to help advance their professional and personal goals.
Special thanks to our event partners: The Catholic University of America, DCHR, Excelsior College, Gilead, Howard University Graduate School, the Justice Technology Information Center, P.R.I.S.O.N. Smart, Trinity College, University of the District of Columbia, University of Maryland - University College, University of Phoenix, and University of the Potomac. 
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The READY Center's Orientation Kick-Off
DOC's READY Center hosted its Kick-Off Orientation at the Center for Professional Development and Learning. The week long training featured sessions and team building activities to familiarize DOC staff and our partnering District government agencies; DBH, DOES, DMV, DHS, MORCA and community partners partners with protocol, services and resources that will be provided to returning citizens.

The R esources to E mpower A nd D evelop Y ou (READY) Center, slated to open October 1 2018, will serve as a place where newly released returning citizens can gather resources such as personal identification, library cards, health and employment information, library cards and a range of other services.

Special recognition goes to the READY Center's team, Jemea Goso, Director, Eric Weaver, Deputy Director, Courtney Harris, Program Analyst, Brittney Floyd, Navigator; Cortez Robinson, Navigator; and all agency and community partners. Best wishes to them as they prepare to launch this initiative!
Employee Spotlight
Meet Corporal S. Proctor:
Basic Correctional Training Class 17-02

Why did you pursue a career in corrections?

I took this as a stepping stone into law enforcement but being able to serve as a mentor has been the best part, for me.

How do you spend your free time?

I'm an avid sports fan and a die-hard Redskins fan. I love the Redskins. Every Sunday my family and I watch the game and cook dinner. We're going to the playoffs!

Do you have any hobbies?

I play basketball and enjoy hanging with family and friends.

Pepsi or Coke?

I don't drink much soda but if I had to choose I would go with Pepsi.

What was the last book you read?
Slugg: A Boy's Life in the Age of Incarceration by Toni Lewis Jr.

Do you travel?
Yes, I try to go away once a year. So far I love Aruba.

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:

Organization of the DC Department of Corrections

Reporting and Notification Procedures

Research Activity

Correctional Officers General Orders

Employee Grievance Procedures

Employee Assistance Program

ADA Accommodations for Inmates

TRM 4090.4
Custody Classification Instrument

Rounds Tracking

Inmate Recognition and Identification System