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Seminar for Correctional Administrators — PBMS Presentation

ASCA’S  PERFORMANCE BASED MEASURES SYSTEM - WHAT THE SYSTEM CAN DO FOR YOU. . . . .

At the December 2016 Seminar for Correctional Administrators in Minneapolis, MN, Director Lampert hosted a session on the Benefits of PBMS.  Presentations from Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, and Massachusetts highlighted the value and utility of the System for tracking agency performance, comparing agency performance with comparable and national rates, and identifying comparable agencies. Directors described using the System to respond to questions from their legislature as well as the media.

Click here for the Indiana’s Presentation.
Click here for the overall Presentation.

ASCA 2016 Summer Performance Measures Committee Meeting

The Performance Measures Committee met from 9:15 AM to 10:15 AM on Friday, August 5, 2016 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel in Independence West. Committee Chair Bob Lampert (WY) and Patricia Hardyman (ASCA) provided an overview of PBMS system updates and modifications to the restrictive housing key indicators. They reviewed the changes to the inmate on staff assault counting rules. Hardyman highlighted current PBMS participation, technical assistance statistics, and the audit schedule. George Camp (ASCA) provided an update on the study being conducted by CNA/NIJ on protective equipment used for staff safety. Lampert noted a Strategic Planning Meeting was held earlier this year and was extremely productive.

The following documents were used for the meeting:

  • Click here for the Agenda
  • Click here for the Approved Minutes for Winter 2016 Meeting
  • Click here for the PBMS Participation and Barriers 2016 Survey Results
  • Click here for the PBMS Restrictive Housing Key Indicators
  • Click here for the PBMS PowerPoint Presentation

Click here to review the Draft Meeting Minutes for the Summer 2016 Meeting

PBMS Session at ICRN - May 2016

The Association of State Correctional Administrator’s Performance Based Management System

This session provided a brief overview of the Association of State Correctional Administrator’s Performance Based Management System (PBMS). Melanie Gueho from Louisiana Department of Corrections and Erin Boyar from Rhode Island Department of Corrections described the experiences of their respective agencies with PBMS.

Click here for the PPT presentation.

2016 PBMS Strategic Planning Meeting

On February 29 – March 1st, the Performance Measures Committee (PMC) held a PBMS Strategic Planning Meeting at the NIC Training Academy in Aurora, Colorado. ASCA members, PBMS Users, ATG, NIC, and ASCA staff reviewed the status of the System, updated our long-term goals, revised our PBMS participation strategies and goals, identified options for improving the PBMS website and Dashboard, reviewed the PBMS restrictive housing counting rules, and created a preliminary process for developing benchmarks within PBMS.

Monday’s discussions, led by PMC Chair Director Bob Lampert (WY DOC), explored strategies to increase PBMS participation, improve the PBMS website and reports, and enhance the PBMS Dashboard. Participants provided many great suggestions to further the PBMS initiative. The consensus of a discussion of the PBMS Restrictive housing key indicators counting rules was that the PBMS operational definition for “restrictive housing” should parallel the ACA standards. The ideas for updating PBMS and Dashboard as well as the revised PBMS restrictive housing counting rules will be presented at the 2016 Summer Meeting of the PMC in Boston. On Tuesday morning, after a quick recap of Monday’s discussions, the group, led by Director Lampert created a preliminary process for developing benchmarks within PBMS. The final task was to update the three-year goals for PBMS.

ASCA would like to thank NIC Senior Deputy Director Bob Brown and Program Specialist, Tony Stines for their continued support of PBMS. Many, many thanks to Director Lampert for facilitating this successful meeting. Also, thanks a million to all the participants for their precious time, excellent suggestions, and feedback.

Click here for the Agenda

Click here for the Meeting Minutes

Click here for the Presentation PowerPoint

Winter Meetings 2016

The Performance Measures Committee met from 10:15 to 11:45 am on Saturday, January 23, 2016, at the Sheraton New Orleans in Rhythms II & III.  Members were made aware of an upcoming PBMS upgrade to take place and will be notified once confirmed.  As a result of a discussion regarding the Restrictive Housing counting rules for PBMS, a couple of changes were proposed and approved.  A final copy of these counting rules will be forthcoming.  An overview of the current status of the agencies’ participation and regional participation; and  a technical assistance training for PBMS was held in September 2015.  A PBMS Strategic Planning Meeting will be held in Aurora, CO the end of February 2016.

The following documents were used for the meeting:

Click here for a copy of the draft PMC Meeting Minutes form the Winter 2016 Meeting in New Orleans, LA

Summer Meetings 2015

The Performance Measures Committee met on Saturday, August 15, 2015 in Indianapolis, IN. Committee Chair Bob Lampert (WY), Derrick Schofield (TN), and Patricia Hardyman (ASCA) provided information on PBMS system updates, changes to counting rules, PBMS participation map updates, and upcoming technical assistance training.

The following documents were used for the meeting:

Click here for the approved PMC minutes from the 2015 Summer Meeting.

Click here for the approved PMC minutes from the 2015 Winter Meetings

Click here to view the Power Point Presentation given on August 15, 2015 at the PMC Meeting in Indinapolis on the Use of Force.

PBMS Training 2015

Patricia Hardyman and 10 participants from four jurisdications and two major jail systems met for PBMS training from September 16-17 in Aurora, CO. The following PowerPoint presentations were used during the training:

Winter Meetings 2015: Agenda and Documents

The ASCA Performance Measures Committee met on Friday, February 6 at 1:15 PM in Regency Ballroom BC at the Hyatt Regency in Long Beach, California. The committee reviewed draft key indicators for tracking restrictive housing and approved new rules for counting the organization's inmate population.  Provided was an update on the November 2014 Strategic Planning Meeting, PBMS Participation Map, technical assistance requests, and audits of the database.  The following documents were used for the meeting:

Click here to view the approved January 2015 Performance Measures Committee Meeting Minutes.

The Performance Measure Committee Met for a Strategic Planning Session in Aurora, CO

The Performance Measures Committee (PMC) met November 13-14, 2014 at the National Institute of Corrections Training Academy in Aurora, CO.  The purpose of this one and one half day planning meeting was for PMC members, PBMS Users, our federal partners, ATG, MDPSD Dashboard, and ASCA staff to review status of the System, update our long-term goals and strategies for PBMS with particular focus on upgrading the System reports and Dashboard, review potential revisions to the PBMS counting rules, and to begin to explore the development of benchmarks.

The key topics for the meeting included:
               
§  Overview of Strategic Planning Process;
§  Long-Term Goals For PBMS – Utility, Software Development, & Benchmarks;
§  Participation Issues and Strategies to Solve Them  - Turning the Pink States to Green and Blue;
§  Functionality of PBMS web site – Options/Suggestions;
§  Functionality of PBMS Dashboard; and         
§  Review of Draft Revised PBMS Key Indicators.

Click here for the agenda for the meeting.

PBMS Presentation at the April 2014 ICRN Conference

ASCA Co-Executive Director George Camp presented information about the ASCA PBMS System during the Institutional Corrections Research Network (ICRN) meeting in Aurora, CO on April 23 and April 24, 2014.

Click here for a copy of the presentation.

News

PBMS Upgrades Coming July 19, 2016

The PBMS website — www.pbms.us —- will not be available Tuesday July 19th 3:00 to 4 pm CT as the following upgrades to the PBMS site will be rolled out:

1. New organization characteristic for “Organization Inmate Population”. This value will be the sum of prisoners housed + outsourced prisoners. It will be the denominator for calculating the rates for the organization characteristics report. Users need only to report:

Inmates Housed: Number of inmates in facilities operated by the DOC on the last day of a given month. Do not include inmates housed in other states’ correctional facilities, facilities not operated by the DOC, or parolees. Include inter-state compact cases and offenders housed in DOC facilities as “safe keepers,” i.e., for an evaluation/diagnostic assessment or as a courtesy for a local facility or law enforcement agency.

Inmates Outsourced: Number of inmates in facilities not operated by the DOC on the last day of a given month. Include inmates housed in other states’ correctional facilities, facilities not operated by the DOC such as facilities operated by private vendors and county or regional jails.

The System will compute the sum of the inmates housed + inmates outsourced to generate the organization inmate population.

For July 2015 – to current, the System will re-compute the organization rates.

2. New file formats for the upload template: • .xlsx, • .csv, or • .txt. • Attached are copies of the new .xlsx and .csv templates.

3. Upgrades to Current Performance Measures Reports – Allows user to specify a key indicator or a specific set of key indicators to be included a performance measures report.

• Monthly Facility Performance Measures Across Agency – Select up to 5.

• Monthly Facility Performance Measures – Select up to 5.

• Monthly Organization Performance Measures – Select up to 5.

Current organization and facility key indicator reports that lists all indicators are certainly still available. This new option allows the user to pick and choose the specific key indicators to be included in a report.

4. Modifications to the Comparative Organization and Comparative Facilities reports:

• Allows for specification a date range for the report rather than just a single month, for example, January 2015 to December 2015.

• Computes the total count for the key indicator for the specified date range. For example, if selected key indicator is “Inmate on Staff Assaults” the report will provide the total number of inmate on staff assaults that occurred for the agency during the specified date range.

• Computes National and/or My Comparative Organization/Facility rates.

See attached sample new Comparative Organization Report July 2016, Comparative Facilities Report July 2016 and Comparative Organization Race Report December 2015.

5. New Comparative Organization Characteristics report that enables users to select up to six characteristics to compare across agencies for a specific month.

6. Display a message that indicates the best browser to be used in order to have the best experience when using the website.

PBMS Counting Rules Updated July 5, 2016

The PBMS Counting rules were updated to:

  • Include the “use of Dermabond or other topical skin adhesive” as a type of medical treatment. (See key indicators 111.1.1, III.1.2, III.1.3, III.2.1, III.2.2, and III.2.3.)
  • Clarify computation of organization inmate population: This value is the sum of prisoners housed + outsourced prisoners. It is the denominator for calculating the rates for the organization characteristics report. The System will compute the sum of the inmates housed + inmates outsourced to generate the organization inmate population. Users need only to report:

Inmates Housed: Number of inmates in facilities operated by the DOC on the last day of a given month. Do not include inmates housed in other states’ correctional facilities, facilities not operated by the DOC, or parolees. Include inter-state compact cases and offenders housed in DOC facilities as “safe keepers,” i.e., for an evaluation/diagnostic assessment or as a courtesy for a local facility or law enforcement agency.

Inmates Outsourced: Number of inmates in facilities not operated by the DOC on the last day of a given month. Include inmates housed in other states’ correctional facilities, facilities not operated by the DOC such as facilities operated by private vendors and county or regional jails.

For July 2015 – to current, the System will re-compute the organization rates.

Click here for the Counting Rules document updated July 5, 2016.

Counting Rules Correction/Clarification August 12, 2015

Below is a correction/clarification to the PBMS Counting rules for academic education key indicators:

VII.1.4 Secondary Education Needs – Prevalence Among DOC Population – this should be individuals who have attained at least 9 yrs., but do not have a HS diploma, GED, or a state/commonwealth secondary diploma. Do NOT include individuals counted for key indicator VII.1.5 or VII.1.6.

VII.1.5 Middle School Education Needs – this should be individuals who have attained 5.0 to 8.99 years of education.

VII.1.6 Primary School Education Needs – Prevalence Among DOC Population — this should be individuals who have less than 5.0 years of education ( 0 – 4.99 years).


Click here for the full Counting Rules document updated August 11, 2015.

Revised PBMS Counting Rules - Effective July 1, 2015

At its February 2015 meeting, the Performance Measures Committee approved revised counting rules for the organizational characteristics. The changes expand the counting rules for the Organization Inmate Population to include:  

 

•  Inmates housed in facilities not operated by the DOC, such as county or regional jail facilities or facilities operated by private vendors.

•  DOC Inmates housed in community-based facilities operated by the DOC, county, or private vendors. (If the DOC offender’s legal status is “inmate,” he/she should be included in the count for the organization inmate population.) 

 

The revised counting rules will go in effect for the July 2015 data.  Thus, for example, when reporting the January – June 2015 data, use the current counting rules for the organization characteristic data.  When reporting the July 2015 organization characteristic data, use the revised counting rules when reporting the characteristics of organization inmate population.  

 

Effective July 2015, the revised Counting Rules for the Organization Characteristics will be: 

 

Organization inmate population:

 

1. Organization inmate population on the last day of a given month includes:

  • Inmates in facilities operated by the DOC.
  • Inmates housed in facilities operated by other state(s)' correctional facilities under a contract for bed space.
  • Inmates housed in facilities not operated by the DOC, such as county or regional jail facilities or facilities operated by private vendors.
  • Inmates housed in community-based facilities operated by the DOC, county or private vendors.  (If the offender's legal status is "inmate," he/she should be included in the count for the organization inmate population.

2. Organization inmate population on the last day of a given month excludes:

  • Inmates under the inter-state compact agreement; these inmates should be counted by the receiving state.
  • Inmates house in teh DOC facilities as "safe keepers," i.e., for an evaluation/diagnostic assessment or as a courtesy for a local facility or law enforcement agency.

For your convenience, the counting rules changes have been are highlighted in yellow. 

Click here for the PBMS Counting Rules Effective July 1, 2015 with the changes highlighted in yellow.

If you have any questions about the revised counting rules, please contact Patricia Hardyman — phardyman@asca.net

2017 PBMS Audit Schedule

The PBMS audit protocol includes review of each of the four types of PBMS data – Organization Characteristics, Facility Characteristics, Organization Key Indicators and Facility Key Indicators.

As additional agencies begin inputting data into the System, the agency will be added to the PBMS audit schedule.
Click here for a PDF of the audit schedule.  Click here for a PDF that describes the audit process.

PBMS Users Contact List

The list of Agency staff that is responsible for collecting and entering data into the PBMS system is updated regularly.  The list provides a useful link to other agency staff for help and support. 
Click here for the list of PBMS Agency staff updated January 24, 2017.
Click here to report changes to your Agency staff.

PBMS Counting Rules Updated September 10, 2014

The PBMS Performance Standards, Measures and Key Indicators with Counting Rules were updated on September 10, 2014.

The mental health key indicators were updated to reflect the changes to from DSM IV to DSM V (pages 59 –66).  The changes are highlighted in green.  The mental health key indicators updated included:

• V.1.2 Mental Health Diagnosis Among Number Assessed
• V.1.3 Mental Health Diagnosis – Prevalence Among DOC Population
• V.1.4 Axis I Mental Health Diagnosis – Prevalence among Assessments
• V.1.5 Axis I Mental Health Diagnosis – Prevalence among DOC Population

Click here for the PBMS Counting Rules Updated September 11, 2014.

Corrections Today Article: Performance-Based Management: Improving Outcomes, Enhancing Accountability and Staying Focused on the Goal of Reducing Recidivism

The American Correctional Association's Corrections Today published a feature article from Wyoming Director Robert Lampert discussing the use of Performance Based Measures System as a tool for measuring, verifying and evaluating the goals and objectives established in Performance Based Management. 

Click here to read the Corrections Today Article.

Two Maps for Tracking PBMS Participation

A question posed at the January 2013 meeting of Performance Measures Committee was, "How many agencies would advance on the PBMS participation map if the total percentage of key indicators was counted without the requirement to enter data for at least one key indicator for each of the performance standards?"  Under this criteria, five agencies advance in their participation color.

Click here for the two maps and an explanation of the comparative differences.

Bridging the Correctional Education Information Gap: Lessons Learned from Piloting a Voluntary Correctional Education Data Collection System

D. Lee, D. Giever, M. Tolbert, and L. Rasmussen, 2012
This report summarizes the findings from a pilot of the revised Correctional Education Data Guidebook and a secure online data collection system. It provides an overview of the project's history and pilot activities, presents information about correctional education drawn from the pilot states' data, and describes the pilot states' experiences collecting and submitting data and the lessons learned from the pilot.
Click here for the report.
Click here to visit the Correctional Education Data Network website
 

Roll Out of PBMS Fiscal and Personnel Standards

ASCA is pleased to announce that the new Performance Based Measures System Fiscal and Personnel Standards were implemented on May 23, 2011.  The new Fiscal and Personnel key indicators are to be reported annually in March along with the recidivism standards.  We are excited to have these new important standards available in the PBMS.  Click here to view the new fiscal and personnel counting rules.  Click here to view the new March upload template for reporting the annual recidivism, fiscal, and personnel key indicators.

PBMS Information Sharing Policy

During it's July 30, 2010 meeting in Chicago, IL the Performance Measures Committee discussed how reports generated by the Performance Based Measures System would be shared with other interested parties. The Committee passed the attached motion regarding information sharing and the motion was adopted as practice during the ASCA Executive Committee meeting on Sunday August 1, 2010. Click here for the motion.

PBMS 2010 Participation Survey Report

The Performance Measures Committee asked the ASCA membership to complete a PBMS Participation questionnaire by May 30th, 2010. Click here to learn the results.

See new training video on Hierarchal Structure of Performance Measures

Training video can be seen here Hierarchal Structure of Performance Measures video

Agency Participation Updates

Alabama is Purple

Alabama has advanced to PURPLE on the PBMS Participation Map. 

Congrats to Commissioner Dunn! 

Many, many thanks to the Alabama PBMS Staff for quickly moving Alabma forward.

Georgia Goes Green!!!

Congrats to Commissioner Dozier!  Many, many thanks to the GA DOC staff for their determination to achieve

their goal painting of GA Green on the PBMS Participation Map during 2016. 

Will GA DOC advance to Blue in 2017??

Illinois Moves Forward for PBMS

The Illinois Department of Corrections has moved forward for PBMS.  Congrats to Director Baldwin!  Many, many thanks to the IL DOC staff for their determination to move IL DOC from YELLOW to PINK for PBMS.  Will Illinois be GREEN or perhaps BLUE next week?

The MA Berkshires are BLUE for PBMS

 

Congratulations to Commissioner Turco!  Many, many thanks to the MA DOC staff for the determination to move MA DOC into the BLUE for PBMS.

Georgia goes PURPLE!

The GA Highways are PURPLE!  Many, many thanks to Commissioner Bryson and the Georgia DOC staff for pushing forward for PBMS!   

Delaware is PBMS Purple!

We love it!   Delaware is PBMS PURPLE!  Thanks to Commissioner Rob Coupe and the DE DOC staff for their commitment to PBMS.

Tennessee Goes Purple!

There is a bright Purple haze over the Smokey Mountains as TN DOC goes PURPLE for PBMS.  Many thanks to Commissioner Schofield and the Tennessee DOC staff for their strides for PBMS.

Arizona Achieves Full Compliance

At the Annual Symposium for Correctional Administrators held in Atlanta, GA, in September 2015, Bob Lampert (WY), Chair of Performance Measures Committee, recognized Chuck Ryan (AZ) and his staff for achieving full compliance with ASCA's Performance Measures System.

Hawaii Goes PINK!

   
Thanks a Million to Director Espinda for renewing Hawaii's Commitment to PBMS. A new day has dawned.  PINK skies are truly beautiful in Hawaii!  Many thanks to Hawaii staff for inputting the HI PBMS for 2011 - 2015!  
   

FBOP goes Purple!

 

Purple Fire Works!! The Federal Bureau of Prisons has gone PURPLE on the Participation Map.

Many, many thanks to Director Samuels and the BOP staff for brightening our day by their strides for PBMS.

North Dakota Reaches Full Compliance - August 2014

Bob Lampert (WY), Chair of the Performance Measures, acknowledged Leann Bertsch (ND) and her staff for becoming the ninth state to reach full compliance with ASCA's Performance Based Measures System.

Arizona Is BLUE!!!

It is truly Grand!  Arizona is BLUE for PBMS!!!  Awesome! 

Thanks a Million to Director Ryan and his staff for their Commitment and Determination to complete each step of the Hike to BLUE.

 

Idaho Goes Pink!!!

 

The Bees are Buzzing.....Idaho has been Very Busy Implementing PBMS.  YES!!!

Thanks a Million to Director Kempf and his staff for their Commitment and Determination for going PINK.

California Goes Pink!

 
And the Race is On . . . California is off to the Race to Blue for PBMS.  Cheers for CDRC, Today Pink!! Tomorrow Blue??  
Thanks a Million to Secretary Beard and his staff for their Commitment and Determination.

Congratuations to the Golden State on increasing your participation level.  I know from speaking with Jeff it was an arduous task to bring your new management system on line and engage with PBMS Counting Rules.  We all appreciate your efforts!

Bob Lampert. Chair, Performance Measure Committee

Oklahoma Moves to Aqua on PBMS Participation Map


The Pink Cadillac has evolved through Thunder and Lightning to an AQUA Whale!!!  Check it out!!! Oklahoma goes AQUA for PBMS!!!  Beautiful!!!!

Many, many thanks to Director Patton and his staff for their commitment and participation.

Rhode Island Goes Green on Participation Map

An insland of green!! Rhode Island goes GREEN for PBMS! 
Beautiful!!!
Many Thanks to Director Wall and his staff for their commitment and participation in PBMS!!

South Dakota Moves to Aqua on PBMS Participation Map

Quite the storm!! South Dakota goes AQUA for PBMS! 
Beautiful!!!
Many Thanks to Secretary Kaemingk and his staff for their commitment and participation in PBMS!!

Oklahoma Goes Purple on Participation Map

Thunder and Lightening! Oklahoma Goes Purple for PBMS!

Congrats to Oklahoma and many, many thanks to Director Patton for his commitment to PBMS.  Thanks a million to his great staff!

North Dakota Achieves BLUE on Participation Map!

YES!! North Dakota Goes BLUE for PBMS. 

Even the License plates will be PBMS Blue in North Dakota. 

Discover the PBMS Spirit!

Congratulations and Many, Many Thanks to Director Bertsch and the North Dakota staff for their hard work!

South Carolina is Back on The Map!

Peach Tree PINK - That's South Carolina this week.....!   South Carolina is back on the PBMS Map and rolling along.

Many, many thanks to Director Stirling for his commitment to re-start PBMS in South Carolina and the South Carolina Staff for making it happen!

Virginia is on the Move for PBMS

"Keep on Truckin'" for PBMS is the mantra for Virginia that moved to PURPLE on the Participation Map!

Many thanks to Director Clarke and his great staff for their commitment to PBMS!

Maine Goes AQUA for PBMS

AQUA for PBMS is something to crow about in Maine!

Many, many congrats to Commissioner Fitzpatrick and three cheers for his staff for their continued efforts to build Maine's PBMS Participation.

Minnesota Begins PBMS Data Entry

The ice has melted? Lake Superior is Pink for PBMS? 
YES!! Minnesota has implemented PBMS. 

Many thanks to Director Tom Roy and his diligent staff for their to work through the implementation of PBMS in Minnesota. 

Rhode Island Advances to Purple

No safe harbor for Pink in Rhode Island. Rhode Island is “Purple” for PBMS.

Many, Many Congrats to Director A.T. Wall and Kudos to his staff for their continued efforts build Rhode Island’s PBMS Participation.

New Hampshire Implements PBMS

Tis Spring!! The Mountain Laurel may soon be Pink, but New Hampshire is already PINK for PBMS!

Many Thanks to Commissioner Wrenn and the staff at the New Hampshire Department of Corrections for starting the PBMS data entry.

North Carolina Implements PBMS

Not a Day at the Beach!

North Carolina has begun entering data in the Performance Based Measures System!
Many, many thanks to Commissioner Guice and the North Carolina staff.

The PBMS Participation Map Shows Hawaii in the PINK

WOW! Thanks a Million to Director Sakai for his commitment to implement PBMS in Hawaii.

So great to see all those yellow states change colors! PINK is Beautiful!

Congratulations and many thanks to Hawaii staff for their work and commitment to participating in PBMS!

Colorado moves up to GREEN on the Participation Map

Colorado is GREEN for PBMS, do we see a hint of Blue in the picture?

Congratulations to Director Raemisch!
Thanks a million to the Colorado staff for their work and commitment!

Texas Achieves GREEN on Participation Map

These boots were made for walking and Texas has trotted up to GREEN!

Many Congrats to Executive Director Livingston. 
Many, many thanks to his staff for all the work and determination!

Utah Achieves Purple Status on the Participation Map

Utah is Blooming in Purple for PBMS!

Utah has achieved purple status on the PBMS Participation chart.

Congratulations to Director Cook and his staff as PBMS blossoms in Utah!

 

Wisconsin Advances to Pink on the PBMS Participation Map

Even the Cows and Bulls in Wisconsin are Pink for PBMS!

Many Congrats and Thanks to Secretary Wall for his commitment to PBMS.
And, thanks a million to his staff for their work to implement PBMS in Wisconsin.

Texas Achieves Purple Status on the PBMS Participation Chart

Thunder, Lightening  - Texas is Storming Up the PBMS Levels to Purple.  Very Close to Green . .  .

Many Congrats and Thanks to Executive Director Livingston and His Diligent Staff.

Arkansas Becomes Eighth State to Go Blue!

Tis sooooo Sweet!! Arkansas has moved up to BLUE on the PBMS Participation Map!!

Hip Hip Hoorah!! For Arkansas!  Thanks a Million to Director Hobbs for his commitment to go BLUE!!
Congrats to his hard working staff! Arkansas was determined!!

West Virginia Moves to Green on the PBMS Participation Map

The West Virginia Division of Corrections has gone GREEN!

Congratulations and many thanks to Commissioner Rubenstein and the staff of the West Virginia DOC!

Vermont Advances to Pink

Vermont Mountains are Pink?
Soon to be Purple or Green?

Many thanks to Vermont Director Pallito and the Vermont Department of Corrections Staff! 
Thank you for your commitment and dedication!

Maine Jumps to Green

Maine Department of Corrections has quickly moved to GREEN!

Tis a Beautiful Green Place to Be!

Congratulations and thank you to Commissioner Joe Ponte and the Maine DOC staff!

 

Arkansas Continues the Climb Up the Color Ladder

Arkasas Brings us AQUA Greetings and Lots of Data!

Congratulations and Thanks to Arkansas Department of Correction Director Ray Hobbs and the ADOC staff!  Many thanks for your very hard work and commitment.

 

Oklahoma Goes Pink!

Oklahoma is on the move! Driving in the PINK!


Congratulations and Thanks to Oklahoma Department of Corrections Director Justin Jones and the OK DOC staff!

Arizona Continues Participation Advancement

The data are flowing in Arizona. 
AZDOC is AQUA on the PBMS Participation Map.

Many Thanks and Congratulations to Director Ryan and the Arizona Staff!

 

Massachusetts Moves to Aqua on PBMS Participation Map

Happy Daze are here! Massachusetts is AQUA on the PBMS Participation Map!

Many Thanks and Congratulations to Commissioner Spencer and the Massachusetts DOC staff.

Florida Takes the Plunge and Goes Pink on Participation Map

There is something in the waters - Florida goes PINK on the PBMS Participation Map!

Many thanks to Secretary Mike Crews and the Florida DOC staff for their participation in PBMS.

Federal Bureau of Prisons Begins Data Entry

The Federal Bureau of Prisons has gone Pink on the Participation Map.

Thanks to Director Samuels and the BOP staff for their efforts!

Montana Achieves Purple Status on the Participation Map!

It is nearly winter but the Montana Department of Corrections has blossomed as PURPLE on the PBMS Participation Map!

Congratulations and many thanks for the effort to Director Mike Ferriter and the Montana DOC staff!

 

Indiana Goes Blue for PBMS

The Indiana Department of Correction is the seventh agency to achieve BLUE status on the PBMS Participation Map by entering all characteristics and all key indicators.

Congratulations to Commissioner Bruce Lemmon and the Indiana DOC staff and thanks for all your hard work to achieve this status!

Colorado Jumps to Purple

Colorado has achieved PURPLE status on the
PBMS Participation Map
.

Thanks to Executive Director Tom Clements and the Colorado staff!

Arizona is on the Green!

Arizona has jumped from Purple to GREEN! That was fast!

Many thanks to Director Ryan and his staff for continuing to push PBMS forward.

Delaware Begins Data Entry!

The Delaware Department of Correction has gone PINK on the PBMS Participation Map by beginning to enter agency data.

Congratulations to Commissioner Carl Danberg and the Delaware Staff!  Way to Go!

Alaska is in the Pink!

Please join us in congratulating Alaska for beginning to enter data in the PBMS and going pink on the participation map. 


Thanks to Commissioner Schmidt and the Alaska staff. Way to Go!

The Main Thing is that Maine DOC is in the PINK for PBMS!

The Maine Department of Corrections has achieved PINK status on the PBMS Participation Map!

Congratulations to Joe Ponte and the Maine DOC staff.  Way to Go!

Utah Begins Data Entry!

Pink Sunset in
Monument Valley, UT

 

Utah joins the growing number of Agencies that have gone PINK on the participation map by beginning to enter data in PBMS!

Kudos to Executive Director Tom Patterson and his staff...next stop GREEN!

Arizona is in the Pink!

Arizona has achieved pink participation map status in near record time by entering key indicators and organization characteristic data into the Performance Based Measures System.

Congratulations and Many Thanks to Arizona Director Ryan and his staff!

The Massachusetts Department of Correction Goes Green!

St. Patrick's Day has arrived early in Massachusetts! The Massachusetts Department of Correction has gone GREEN for PBMS.

Congratulations to Commissioner Luis Spencer and his staff!

Washington State Adds to the Growing List of Green PBMS Participating States

The Washington Department of Corrections achieved green participation status for inputting all of the required characteristics and at least 50% of Key Indicators.


Way to Go Washington!

Maryland Achieves Green Status, Virginia Begins Entering Data

Green?   Like the leaves, the PBMS Participation Map is changing colors. While the fall foliage is quickly turning red, yellow, and orange, Maryland has gone GREEN for PBMS. Virginia has stepped forward and is in the “Pink.”

Click here for the most recent Participation Map.

Kentucky Becomes the Sixth "Blue" State on the Particpation Map

The Kentucky DOC has a reason to celebrate blue besides their UK basketball.  

Congratulations to LaDonna Thompson and the Kentucky Department of Corrections staff for achieving "Blue" participation map status for submitting all required agency and facility PBMS data!

Louisiana Joins the growing number of "Blue" States

Louisiana has joined the growing number of States that are blue on the PBMS participation map for entering all Agency and Facility Characteristics and Key Indicators.

We congratulate Secretary James Le Blanc and the PBMS staff for their wonderful achievement!

April 27, 2011 Agency Participation Updates

Congratulations to Mississippi!!  Commissioner Epps and his PBMS team are the fourth state to attain Blue Participation Map status by entering all required agency and facility PBMS characteristics and key indicators. 
Congratulations to Director Leann Bertsch and the North Dakota PBMS staff for attaining Green Participation Map status by entering all required characteristics and 50% of key Indicators! 

Iowa Achieves "Blue" Status on PBMS Participation Map

Iowa has achieved the high bar of Blue Status previously set by Nebraska and Wyoming.

Many congrats to John Baldwin and the Iowa Department of Corrections staff for this achievement.


Thanks a Million!!


 

Wyoming Achieves "Blue" Status on PBMS Map

ASCA President A.T. Wall (RI) recognized Director Bob Lambert and the Wyoming PBMS staff for achieving full compliance with the associations performance based measures system.  As new chair of the Performance Measures Committee, Bob and his staff set a high bar for other States to follow.

PBMS Participation Map Updates

 


Wyoming Feeds ASCA/PBMS all Characteristics and Key Indicators!!

 

Congratulations to the Wyoming Department of Corrections for achieving BLUE status for entering all PBMS Characteristics and Key Indicators into the Performance Based Measures System.  Wyoming joins Nebraska as the second “BLUE” state. Congratulations to Director Bob Lampert, who serves as Chairman of the Performance Measures Committee, and his staff for the time and effort put forth to gather and report all PBMS data!


Kansas Contributes Significantly to PBMS - Goes “Green”!!

 

The Kansas Department of Corrections went “green” on the newly published PBMS Participation Map for reporting all of the required Characteristics and at least 50% of the Key Indicators. 

 

Cheers to Nebraska

Patricia Hardyman (ASCA) and PMC Chair Jeffrey
Beard (PA) recognize Bob Houston (NE).

Congratulations to Nebraska Department of Correctional Services on the impressive distinction as the first of ASCA's member agencies to achieve full compliance with the Association's Performance Based Measure's System.  Your strong commitment to excellence and extraordinary efforts to fully implement the PBMS are laudable.  Click here for photos of Director Bob Houston being recognized for his agency's accomplishment.