Department of Corrections

Agency Performance Dashboard

AGENCY DESCRIPTION

DOC supervises offenders using the most effective correctional policies and procedures aimed at protecting Wisconsin citizens, helping offenders succeed in the community and making every effort to reduce the cost of corrections to taxpayers.

DASHBOARD ARCHIVES

Goal Met Key
goal met, goal not met, goal in progress. As determined by comparison of current data and target.

Trend Key
  trending in favorable direction,     trend is holding,     trending in unfavorable direction.

Reform and Innovation

Early discharges from supervision

Metric Definition

Increase by four percent the number of early discharges from probation supervision.

Goal Met Current Previous Target Trend
638 560 550

Reporting Cycle: Annual (January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016)

Additional Details: Increase by 4 percent, early discharges for offenders who have paid all court ordered fees and have been compliant while on supervision, allows for resources to be focused on higher risk and less compliant offenders. This allows the department to use resources to better protect the public.

Restitution obligations paid

Metric Definition

Increase the amount of restitution obligations paid compared to the same time period in the previous fiscal year.

Goal Met Current Previous Target Trend
$5,816,465 $5,729,803 Increase from previous
FY quarter

Reporting Cycle: Quarterly (January 1, 2017 - March 31, 2017)

Additional Details: The amount of restitution collected in a year is impacted by many factors.  Examples include the number of offenders ordered to pay restitution, the amount of restitution ordered and the number of years those offenders will be on DCC supervision.  The Division works to increase the amount collected and sent to victims with those factors in mind.

Efficient and Effective Services

Cognitive behavioral programming

Metric Definition

Maintain the number of inmates who complete cognitive behavioral programming in the Division of Adult Institutions.

Goal Met Current Previous Target Trend
819 779 700

Reporting Cycle: Quarterly (January 1, 2017 - March 31, 2017)

Additional Details: Increase the number of inmates completing cognitive behavioral programming. Cognitive behavioral programs are designed to assist offenders with identifying and restructuring thought processes that tend to lead to poor outcomes for themselves or others. The programs teach offenders specific skills that assist them in identifying, controlling and changing the personal thinking patterns and underlying beliefs that support their criminal behaviors. In addition to cognitive restructuring, offenders are taught a number of social skills and problem solving.

High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) and General Education Diploma (GED) issued to inmates

Metric Definition

Increase the number of HSED or GED issued to inmates while incarcerated.

Goal Met Current Previous Target Trend
122 106 100

Reporting Cycle: Quarterly (January 1, 2017 - March 31, 2017)

Additional Details: In 2014, the GED test changed nationally. It is now computerized and more challenging. Inmates who are released from prison with a HSED or GED are more likely to find employment. Employed ex-offenders are less likely to engage in criminal behavior and have the financial ability to pay outstanding court debts and other obligations.

High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) tests passed - Lincoln Hills School and Copper Lake School

Metric Definition

Quarterly pass rate for General Education Development (GED) tests taken by students enrolled in the HSED program shall meet or exceed 75%.

Goal Met Current Previous Target Trend
80% 80% 75%

Reporting Cycle: Quarterly (January 1, 2017 - March 31, 2017)

Additional Details: Students enrolled in the High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) program must pass a series of four General Education Development (GED) tests.  Each test is scheduled once the student has demonstrated they possess the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully complete the GED test in that respective subject area.  Subject areas are reading/language arts, math, science, and social studies.

Earned school credits - Lincoln Hills School and Copper Lake School

Metric Definition

Lincoln Hills School and Copper Lake School will maintain or exceed an average of one credit earned per student each quarter.

Goal Met Current Previous Target Trend
.80 .80 1.0

Reporting Cycle: Quarterly (January 1, 2017 - March 31, 2017)

Additional Details: Each juvenile correctional facility provides educational services designed to meet the individual needs of its youth. Depending on the youth’s age and academic progress, a youth may work to earn middle school or high school credits toward grade advancement and a diploma or may work to earn a High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED).

Earned school credits - Grow Academy

Metric Definition

Youth successfully completed the Grow Academy earn an average of at least two school credits.

Goal Met Current Previous Target Trend
2.67 2.75 2.0

Reporting Cycle: Quarterly (January 1, 2017 - March 31, 2017)

Additional Details: The Grow Academy is a residential correctional program consisting of an agriculturally based educational curriculum, community partnerships and cognitive behavioral treatment. The program will serve up to 12 male youth ages 14-18, to earn at least two credits in a 120-day program. The program is hands on and will be in and outside the classroom. The farm and restaurant activities weave in academic subjects including math, science and reading.

Customer/Taxpayer Satisfaction

Non-profits donations

Metric Definition

Increase the amount of money generated by institution fundraisers that is donated to non-profits (charity organizations).

Goal Met Current Previous Target Trend
$95,301.70 $72,618.61 $70,000.00

Reporting Cycle: Annual (state fiscal year July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016)

Additional Details: Institutions raise funds in their counties to help support their community. Some examples of charities that were donated to were Special Olympics, Wounded Warriors, Boys & Girls Club, American Cancer Society, Rape Crisis Center, and Agrace Hospice Care.

Skill-based activities sales

Metric Definition

Generate at least $600 in average monthly revenue from sales of products created through skill-based activities.

Goal Met Current Previous Target Trend
$2,144 $2,061 $600

Reporting Cycle: Quarterly (January 1, 2017 - March 31, 2017)

Additional Details: The Grow Academy is a residential correctional program consisting of an agriculturally based educational curriculum, community partnerships and cognitive behavioral treatment. Juveniles who are on probation are given the opportunity to be in an outside classroom and receive positive support in planting and tending a garden plot. They receive the practical social and business skills needed to sell their produce at the Department of Corrections, Dane County Human Services and the McFarland Farmers Market. Profits are set aside for personal rewards, which engages the students and the local economy through community partnerships.

ABOUT

Agency performance dashboards include cabinet agencies and are updated quarterly during the state fiscal year (July 1-June 30).

CONTACT INFORMATION

Department of Administration
101 E. Wilson St. Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608-266-1741
Email: WIAgencyPerformance@wisconsin.gov

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