Planning of New Institutions
Feb. 24, 2014 - Feb. 27, 2014--This 32-hour training program teaches the importance of in-depth planning before starting facility design.
Although criminal justice planners and architectural firms have the technical expertise to plan and design a new jail, it is the jurisdiction that will operate the jail long after the planners and architects are gone. Therefore, it is important that a jail’s design meet the operational and capacity needs of the jurisdiction and agency that will operate it. Owner involvement throughout the planning process is crucial to the success of the planning effort and, ultimately, the successful construction and operation of the new jail. Decisions made at the early stages of the planning process will affect the remainder of the project.
This 32-hour training program teaches the importance of in-depth planning before starting facility design; it does not teach participants how to design a correctional facility. The course teaches concepts through case studies, allowing participants to get "hands-on" experience in planning methods. The course focuses on the critical elements of planning a new facility, including collecting and using data, pre-architectural programming, site evaluation, project management, and determining staffing needs.
This training is designed for four person teams. Team members must have key policymaking and decisionmaking roles in the new jail project. The team must include the sheriff or director of corrections, the jail administrator, a county commissioner or county supervisor, and the county executive or administrator.
This program does not have a video.