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Budgeting

This videoconference discusses issues regarding the collection, analysis, and use of information to assess an agency's programs, services, and operations and to serve as a base for policymaking. Some topics addressed include:

  • Selecting areas on which to collect information;
  • Assessing department and/or agency needs and developing appropriate responses;
  • Managing evaluation resources;
  • And developing and defending result-based budgeting.
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Designed for jail administrators, this guide discusses the elements of an effective process for budgeting both capital and operational jail expenses. This document contains the following sections:

  • An effective budget process;
  • Cooperative effort within the budget process;
  • Budget preparation -- information and materials;
  • Jail budget development -- needs assessment, estimating budget expenditures, preparing the budget document, submitting the budget package, presenting the budget, and the dynamic interaction in the budget process;
  • Glossary of key budget terms;
  • And sample budget forms and worksheets.

 

Budget Guide for Jail Administrators - Part 1: Developing the Budget Cover

Designed for jail administrators, this guide provides an overview of jail budget management, along with relevant responsibilities and strategies. Key aspects of jail budget management examined include:

  • Budget implementation -- developing and using a plan to monitor expenditures;
  • Budget management -- monitoring, managing, and controlling expenditures while garnering support;
  • Jail revenue monitoring and management -- developing revenue plans;
  • Performance monitoring -- establishing targets;
  • Management through budget crisis -- factors influencing increased, decreased, or insufficient revenue;
  • And the jail budget as a powerful administrative tool.

 

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Designed for jail administrators, this guide describes strategies for identifying, securing, and coordinating jai resources from multiple sources, both internally and externally. Three sections comprise this document: (1) Jail resource types and potential sources -- generating revenue, using the services of other agencies, soliciting donations from the community, and how the jail and community are linked by a common goal; (2) Strategies for securing, coordinating, and managing jail resources -- eight-step strategy and sustaining the effort; (3) The ongoing process of resource management.

Budget Guide for Jail Administrators - Part 3: Beyond Budget Allocation - Sources of Funding and Services Cover

Contents of these proceedings include: meeting highlights; "The Future of Jail Legislation, Resources, and Funding by Michael Thompson; "Legislation, Resources, and Funding: A Perspective From Our Professional Associations" by Stephen Ingley, Jim Gondles, and Tom Faust; open forum discussion with professional associations' representatives; "Handling Legislation and Dealing Effectively with Funding Authorities" by Calvin Lightfoot and Thompson; "The Role of Professional Standards and Internal Affairs" by Dennis Williams and Ralph Green; open forum -- jail issues for discussion; "The LJN Online and the NIC Web Site" by Tracey Vessels and Connie Clem; "Legal Issues Update" by William Collins; "Topics for the Next Large Jail Network Meeting" by Richard Geaither; meeting agenda; participant list; and "Links to Potential Federal Funding Sources and Internet Resources."

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This meeting looked at marketing, funding, and auditing in large jail systems. Sections contained in this document include: meeting highlights; issues and strategies explored; what marketing the jail means and why do it; identifying creative marketing opportunities; strategies for demonstrating the need for adequate budget resources; identifying undiscovered or under-utilized funding resources; issues for large jail consideration; the jail auditing process -- how it supports jail operations and the effective use of resources; and future meeting issues presentation.

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