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 Corrections Standards Authority Guiding Principles

FOCUS
We focus on local juvenile and adult corrections systems and direct our efforts toward working with the people who manage them to assist with the development of competent corrections personnel; the design and construction of quality jails and juvenile detention facilities; the promotion of sound security, health and safety practices; and the administration of appropriate correctional programming.

PLANNING
Our planning supports and guides the Corrections Standards Authority, enhances the mission of the operating programs, and sets future direction. The planning process keeps descriptions of our purpose and ever-changing activities current, accurate, realistic, and in concert with our everyday actions.

QUALITY
We strive for continual improvement in our quality of action, technical assistance, and financial support and service.

ENVIRONMENT
We foster an environment of openness and trust where:

  • Self management and skills development are encouraged;
  • Actions reinforce the belief people can and will perform responsibly;
  • Innovation and new ideas are the norm;
  • Authority and responsibilities are delegated to the lowest practical level; and
  • Prudent risk-taking and decisive actions are promoted.

TEAM WORK
We strive to work constructively and cooperatively with each other and with people from all sectors who are involved in or responsible for local corrections across California while encouraging significant participation and involvement by all. We seek out opportunities to enter team efforts that enhance the Corrections Standards Authority' goals.

COMMUNICATIONS
We share useful and valued information throughout the organization and with our constituency so that everyone understands how their involvement relates to the success of the otherwise uniquely individual local corrections communities in California.

RECOGNITION
We recognize achievements and performance consistent with Corrections Standards Authority' principles, mission, and goals in a manner that is recognized and appreciated by the recipients.


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