DOC, a major component of the District’s public safety and justice cluster, is one of the largest detention systems in the nation with responsibility for administering institutional and community-based correctional services. Faust joins the District government as an accomplished public safety professional with over 34 years of experience in the field of criminal justice. . It employs 894 and has an average daily inmate population of 2600 in the prisons and 945 in the Central Detention Facility. The FY Budget was $134,000,000.
The Director provides overall leadership and formulates measurable goals and objectives to carry out the mission and philosophy of DOC. The Director's Office represents the agency on compliance and legislative matters before the general public, Mayor, D.C. City Council and the Congress.
The Central Detention Facility (CDF/DC Jail) is located in Southeast DC. The current facility was opened in 1976. In October 2007, the Executive Administration established a population capacity at the jail of 2,164. This number is within the ranges recommended by two consultants hired independently by the Council and the Department of Corrections leadership during 2004 and supports the agency’s compliance with the Jail Improvement Act of 2003. The majority of male inmates (females are housed at the Correctional Treatment Facility) housed in the Central Detention Facility are awaiting adjudication of cases or are sentenced for misdemeanor offenses. As a result of the National Capital Revitalization and Self-Government Improvement Act of 1997, sentenced felons are transferred to the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
The Correctional Treatment Facility (CTF), originally constructed by the District of Columbia, Department of Corrections, was activated in May 1992 as a specialized medium security institution. The eight-story structure stands on 10.2 acres next to the Central Detention Facility off 19th and D Streets, SE, in Washington, DC.
The Correctional Treatment Facility consists of five separate, multi-story buildings that are situated immediately adjacent to each other, presenting the appearance of one large structure. Housing units within CTF range from 16 to 42 single beds.
In March 1997, the District of Columbia entered into a 20-year contract with the Corrections Corporation of America for the operation and management of the facility. This contract calls for the Correctional Treatment Facility to continue to serve the Department of Corrections as a medium security resource for male and female inmates and to serve other specialized confinement needs of the Department of Corrections as that agency’s requirements evolve.
- Pre-Sentence Assistance
- Sentencing Advocacy & Assistance
- Reception Center/Designation Assistance
- Programs Eligibility Assessment
- Good Time & Incentive Credit Strategies
- Community Re-Entry Assistance
- Early Parole Eligibility
- Probation Assistance
- Commutations of Sentence
- Pardon Petition
- Sex Offender Registration & Notifications
- Adult Basic Education / General Education Development (ABE/GED)
- Career and Technical Education Programs
- Substance Abuse Treatment
- Mentoring, Life Skills Training
- HIV/ AIDS Prevention
- Group Counseling Services
- Hispanic Life Skill
- Anger Management
- Good Time Credit
- Educational Good Time (EGT)
- Inmate Institutional Work Program
- Re-entry Program/Intensive Re-entry Program
- Faith Based Programs
- Central Detention Facility (CDF/DC Jail)
- Correctional Treatment Facility (CTF)