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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $230,006)
This project will identify how a Performance Management Information System (PMIS) used by law enforcement agencies might be adapted to corrections environments. The case-control study will compare two groups of people (one the case group and one the control group) in order to come up with certain behaviors that trigger use of a PMIS. A PMIS will then be modeled for the corrections environment. Upon completion of this phase of the project, NIJ will decide whether or not to fund phase two. At this time, funding has only been provided for phase one, described above. Phase two would include a field test of the corrections PMIS system.
This award completes funding for 2011-IJ-CX-K052. This award was only partially funded initially. This award was competitively made in response to a proposal submitted by RAND Corporation to an NIJ FY2011 solicitation Performance Management Information Systems for Law Enforcement and Corrections Applications. In 1981, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights recommended that all police departments create early warning systems (also known as early intervention systems or (EIS)) to identify problem officers. Such systems are now widely used by law enforcement agencies, but not corrections agencies. Some agencies have gone a step further, adopting Performance Management Information Systems (PMIS) that address potential performance as well as conduct issues. The goal of this solicitation was to sponsor research that will lead to the introduction into practice of improved PMIS for law enforcement and potentially for corrections agencies. The goal of this effort by RAND is to develop a PMIS for jailers to enable early identification and intervention with staff who exhibit substandard performance. This effort is undertaken by RAND in collaboration with the Broward County, Florida Sheriff's Office. nca/ncf