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DC ST § 24-133

Signed into law:
November 26, 2002


Richard Tischner

Commissioner / Compact Administrator

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Mr. Richard S. Tischner is the Director of the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia (CSOSA). In this capaci

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Mr. Richard S. Tischner is the Director of the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia (CSOSA). In this capacity, he leads the agency’s 850+ federal employees who uphold the agency’s mission of enhancing public safety, preventing crime, reducing recidivism, and supporting the fair administration of justice in close collaboration with the community.


In July 2018, President Donald J. Trump nominated Mr. Tischner to serve as the third presidentially-appointed Director of CSOSA. Mr. Tischner appeared before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs in November 2018; and his nomination was confirmed by the Senate in January 2019. On February 11, 2019, Mr. Tischner was sworn into his six-year term in office by United States Attorney for the District of Columbia Jessie K. Liu.


Mr. Tischner has been a public servant for more than 33 years. He has served as an attorney for the Federal Government of the United States at the Merit Systems Protection Board as well as the Federal Trade Commission. He has spent the last 30 years as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Department of Justice, most recently serving as the Chief of the Superior Court Division at the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.


Deputy Compact Administrator

Elizabeth Powell

Deputy Compact Administrator

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State ICOTS Administrator

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ICOTS Administrator


Compact Office

Ashley Sims

Compact Supervisor


Matthew Hudson

Compact Supervisor

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Tarvetta Thomas

ICOTS Administrator


Eric Burgess

Interstate Compact Assistant


Lisa Brown

Interstate Compact Assistant


Danielle Drakes

Interstate Compact Assistant


Victims' Representative

Bonnie Andrews-Craig

Victims' Representative


State Council


Executive Representative

Christopher Geldart, Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice

Judicial Representative

Honorable, Anita Josey-Herring, , Chief Judge, Superior Court for the District of Columbia

Legislative Representative

Vacant, Vacant

Victims' Representative

Luella Johnson, Program Manager, Restorative Justice Unit, CSOSA

Additional Members

James D. Berry, Deputy Director, CSOSA

Veronica Sanchez, Chief, Major Crimes Unit, United States Attorney’s Office

Elizabeth Powell, Deputy Compact Administrator

Thomas Faust, Director, Department of Corrections

Denise Simmonds, Senior Attorney Advisor to the Director, CSOSA

Robert Contee, MPD Chief of Police

Meetings & Minutes

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